Thursday, 6 December 2007
Printing in Italian
My printing tutorial translated into Italian, on Indie-guest! Do go and have a look at this fantastic blog - there's so much lovely stuff that I haven't seen anywhere else.
In other news, and before anyone follows my printing instructions too far, I noticed a worrying thing happening to my lino blocks:
Erosion. The sharp lines on the left are turning into those blurry ones on the right. I asked for advice at my local art shop, and they said they'd never heard of this happening to lino before. Neither have I, but there it is..... Could be that it's old lino, but I have a hunch it's something to do with the fabric paint. I've bought some 'easy-cut lino' to try, though I'm not sure what it's made of - it's plasticky texture makes me think that it will seriously undermine any eco-credits I might be earning with this printing process. If the 'easy-cut' doesn't work, I think I'll have to move on to wood blocks (which is rather tempting anyway...)
If anyone has any ideas about what's causing this devastation, please let me know!