Saturday, 18 May 2013

"Lino" printing artwork....on the cheap!




I told you this has been a busy week here at nostalgiecat...
....as well as doing the jar swag light and making the succulent terrarium, I have also been working on the nostalgiecat logo.

I created this cat many years ago, when I was studying art in Norway, and since then he has taken many shapes and forms, in a multiple of medias...more on that in a later post.

This time however, I decided to keep it simple.
I'd seen this cheepo way to do printing somewhere a while back (sorry, but I cant remember where), and decided to have a go....

.....it all starts with a pizza base from sainsbury's.....(I guess that's what we're having for dinner....waste not, want not...)

 

This may sound strange, but you see: these pizza bases comes with just the right packaging....you can probably find it on other things as well, but it has to be that sort of 3-4ml thick foam that is often used in food packaging.....


Turn the foam over and cut out the size you want your print to be...
...I used the glass from a frame as a template.


When you've cut your foam to shape, simply use a blunt pencil to draw on your artwork.
You want to apply just enough pressure so that you carve into the foam without going though .
Start of lightly...you can always go over again....

 Add as much or as little detail as you want, bearing in mind that really small details will probably not show up in your print. 

When you are happy with your artwork, dig out some paper/canvas and paint.
for my purposes I used normal paper, but using canvas or textured paper would add another dimension to your print. 


 Apply paint all over your template.....


Turn over and press firmly onto you paper....

 

Carefully peel off the template to reveal your print...


Experiment with different brushstrokes, colours and amounts of paint for different effects...


 You can even layer prints in different colours on top of each other...
.....have some fun..
Get the kids involved....you cant really go wrong....

 

I am pleased with how my nostalgiecat logo is coming along, and can't wait to add it to the design of my blog....watch this space!!

 This project has inspired me to dig out my paintbrushes again , and I have some big canvases in the cupboard waiting to get done.....

Thanks for looking..

xxx
June



3 comments:

Marianne Tvedt said...

Cool! I want to try that :)

luckycat said...

kjempelett Marianne...og saaa billig!!

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