MasterCut lino is soft and easy to carve, and produces crisp and clean block printing results. Made from sturdy double sided vinyl, in a handy precut 15cm diameter round block. Use with traditional lino carving tools.
Exploring Block Printing with MasterCut Lino Vinyl Round:
Explore Mark Making: Explore various ways to add marks and indentations to the MasterCut Lino Vinyl block. Vary the thickness of your line work by using different sized carving tools. . Create solid blocks of negative space by cutting out shapes from the plate.
Multicoloured Prints: Experiment with different papers and printing inks. Print on black or kraft paper using white paint, hand colour finished prints, and experiment with using multiple colours on the printing block.
Reduction Printing: Carve your design from the MasterCut Lino print block. Take a print (always start with a light colour). Carve extra details from the original block, then print over the original print using a darker colour. You will see areas from the first and then areas from the second print.
Chine-Collé Printing: Add interesting effects and depths to your design by printing on a variety of paper surfaces. Experiment with these backgrounds: Create a collage of torn tissue paper, use sheets of metallic papers, pre-printed papers or painted backgrounds to vary the results.