Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lino Cut

Converted a illustration to print using lino..

Linoleum is a material made from a composition of linseed oil, cork, wood flour (a fine sawdust), and powdered minerals such as calcium carbonate supported by a burlap backing combined under heat & pressure to form a sheet. Once a common flooring material, it was broadly replaced in common household use when less expensive vinyl flooring materials became available. The linoleum sold for carving plates used in relief printing has a different composition than the current linoleums sold as flooring.

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