Learn how to make a botanical linocut print with professional artist Kerry Day
Professional artist Kerry Day is a printmaker and plant lover based in Bristol. Her latest body of work is inspired by the plants that she shares her home and studio with, replicating their architectural shapes and patterns in the lines, marks and contours of her original lino prints and hand-carved ceramics.
To celebrate reaching over 100 sales in her Folksy shop, Kerry has created a video tutorial in which she shows you how to create a botanical linocut print of a houseplant.
So if you’ve ever fancied having a go at lino printing, or tried before but failed to get the results you were hoping for, watch this video and follow along as Kerry talks you through the lino-printing process, explains the different tools, inks and papers available, and shares her tips on how to safely carve the lino, the pros and cons of various blocks and the benefits of using oil-based rather than water-based inks, as well as some tricks of the trade.
Watch the video below or see it on YouTube here >
Don’t forget to visit Kerry’s Folksy shop too – where you’ll find her botanical prints, ceramics, sculptures and gifts
And if you want to know more about Kerry and her work, you can read our Meet the Maker interview here >
I haven’t done any Lino printing for years, but this has really inspired me to have another go!
I’m fortunate to have all my fathers lino cutting tools – he was an expert, and they are so lovely to hold and use.
Such useful tips in the tutorial, especially how to make that simple register for printing with a border.
Thank you Kerry!
All the best Ros
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