Traditional Lino is made form chalk and linseed oil, however nowadays there are substitute materials, generally vinyl or pvc. To make a lino print you cut into the surface with sharp tools to remove the areas you don’t want to print.
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 →