If you are keen to experiment with etched lino, plastic tape is definitely something to try. You can get lovely textural marks by simply painting the caustic soda mix on with a brush and this is generally the way the etched lino technique is used.
However if you mask areas of the lino before etching you can achieve a range of line and texture that will contrast well with Continue reading
Here are three artists who’s etched lino prints I like and find inspiring.
I have chosen three prints from each artist; follow the links to see more work and be inspired…… Continue reading
It is easy to feel nervous when you read some of the information about caustic soda. It is potentially dangerous, but then so is a craft knife, that’s why it is important to understand its properties and Continue reading
I have seen lovely textured and atmospheric prints made with the lino etching technique. When I tried this some time ago nothing happened – it was a total non event. I don’t like being defeated and I was keen to find out just what I’d done wrong.
Inkers Printmakers at Barmoor
I am a member of Inkers Printmakers, this gang of Yorkshire based printmakers exhibit as a group as well as getting Continue reading