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Materials

I receive a ton of questions about the tools and materials that I use, and having been there myself, I know how confusing the topic can be for a beginner. After all, how is one supposed to know the difference between the thousands of different inks, gouges and papers without trying them all? To help you out, I've created a list of the materials that I use for most of my work. There are lots of other materials that will do just as good of a job as the once listed here, and I will be updating this list every time I discover another one that I want to recommend.  Oh, and let's also mention that I do not receive sponsor...

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FAQ

Here are some of the questions that I get asked most frequently. I hope this list provides some insight to my craft, but if you cannot find the answer to your question here, you can post your question in the comments section below! What is linocut?  Linocut printmaking is a printmaking technique in which the artist carves a design in to a block of linoleum (lino), and uses it as a stamp to create multiple impressions of the same design. Because the entire process is done by hand, these impressions, called “linocuts”, all carry their own unique characteristics, and are considered to be original pieces of art.  What tools are needed for making linocuts?  The most important tools and materials that you’ll need are the linoleum, carving tools, ink, ink roller/brayer, paper,...

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Print care

A well kept linocut print has the potential to remain in excellent condition for decades, or even centuries, without yellowing or bleaching. Yellowing may be caused by high humidity, temperature changes, or use of acidic materials (papers, etc.), whereas sunlight has the tendency to bleach colors. Usually these changes happen slowly, and they may be difficult to spot until it's too late. Although some prints look great even without a frame, if you wish to make sure that your print stays in the best possible condition, framing is recommended. Avoid high humidity, and make sure that the print doesn’t come into direct contact with the glass, as this may cause condensation to build up at the point of contact. In addition...

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