Thanks for popping in!
Typing extra fast, because there’s a Craftlaong-a-Barbie at 7pm on Facebook Live – and I’m up to my derriere in ink and lino here ! ! !
Dave treated me to a set of Swiss Lino cutting tools, which arrived today.
So I had to try them out. OMG!! They cut through the lino like butter! What a difference! Day and night. Like getting out of a Ford Fiesta and slipping into a Porsche Carrera! Boom! Which doesn’t mean I have instantly turned into a formula 1 racing car driver – no no no. Still years of training and practice required. But what a difference!
So I sketched a flowery landscape on tracing paper, transferred it to the lino – and just went for it!
Again, not concerned or even focussed on the end result. Just want to see how the various tools performed…
Quick look at the clock. Got an hour before we go live. Get the ink out and let’s see how it prints, said Dave….I couldn’t resist.
Rough yes, wonky yes, overinked probably. But oh the joy!!!! Difficult to express the excitement in words. I simply cannot wait to go again – slowly and more measured. But these Swiss made tools will certainly help the lino learning curve along. Chuffed. Thanks Dave. Very very much.
Once again, used up all the ink on the glass mat and pulled a load of prints. Really like the chatter on this one. I was trying to figure out which direction to cut. I shall have to watch a few experts and Youtubes at the weekend !! I shall have to watch closely….
Must dash, said the Mexican! Cuvverdinink!!!
Love and Hugs