Posts tagged lino
Nature's Effects on the Body and Brain - Linocut Print

About a year ago, I read a wonderful article in National Geographic titled, "This Is Your Brain On Nature," written by Florence Williams. It spurred me to read more about how spending time in nature positively impacts your brain and body. For instance, exposure to nature seems to have restorative benefits and be a good reducer of stress. There's a ton of research out there (here's a nice summary) including these articles in The Atlantic and Outside Magazine.

I spent time thinking about this and wanted to create a print inspired by both the scientific research and my own family's love of outdoor adventures. This is the resulting linocut print titled, "Mend," that I made from three carved blocks of linoleum. The poster is currently available in my Etsy shop.

" Mend " Linocut Print (2016)

"Mend" Linocut Print (2016)

Anglerfish Lino Print, T-Shirt and Blended Roll Technique Video

This is a new anglerfish linocut print and you'll notice the gradient effect, which is done with a blended (rainbow) roll of the relief printmaking ink. The lino print is now available in my Etsy shop. This short video shows the technique I used for inking up the linoleum block with the blended roll.

Anglerfish Lino Print

Anglerfish Lino Print

The initial idea for the deep sea print came from my son (and Octonauts superfan) who wanted me to design a new shirt for him and here you can see me printing the block printed t-shirt. I used Gamblin's Drive By Black Textile Ink - a good option for printing on fabric.