Print Day in May Reduction Linocut and Drypoint Combo
Tuxedo Corsage is a Reduction Linocut and Drypoint print combo still life of my studio pal Scout next to a vase of tulips created for Print Day in May. All the supplies to make this art are listed below.
Print Day in May
Print Day in May is an annual, worldwide jollification of printmaking celebrated on the first Saturday in May.
PDiM is open to everyone. This year, on May 7th, tens of thousands of printmakers around the globe will make prints and share them online with others. Sound fun? It is!
Linocut and Drypoint Combination Print Playlist
- Reduction Linocut and Drypoint Still Life Print (the first in this series)
- Linocut Print and Drypoint Etching Mashup of a Small Room Interior
- Mixed Printmaking – Color Linocut and Drypoint Engraving Portrait of a Girl and a Cat
- Drypoint Etching and Relief Print Mashup of a Windowsill Still Life
- Mixed Relief and Intaglio Printmaking Methods (a kitchen scene with charming clutter)
Getting Ideas for Linocuts
If you’re looking for resources to inspire your next foray into a linocut still life project, have a look at this post assembled to help conjure ideas for linocut designs.
Supply List (with links) to Make a Linocut and Drypoint Print
- Unmounted Linoleum
- Arches 88 Printmaking Paper
- BFK Rives Printmaking Paper
- Cork-backed metal ruler
- Extra Fine Sanding Block
- Akua Intaglio Ink
- Akua Transparent Base
- Plexiglass (for drypoint printing, and as ink slabs)
- Course and Fine Rasps
- Fine Point Sharpie
- Stainless Twisted Scribe
- Akua Wiping Fabric
- Ink Scrapers
- Takach Mini Brayers
- Speedball 4 inch Brayer
- Takach Etching Press
- Paracord and Stainless Clips
Linocut and Drypoint Print Experiments
Experiments in the art studio will polish your problem-solving skills. And deadlines to participate in a community printmaking event like Print Day in May can nudge you out of a slump. If you didn’t make a print for this year’s PDiM, I hope you’ll mark your calendar to hop in next year. Be sure to search social media for the hashtag #printdayinmay to see this year’s participants.
Stay tuned for more printmaking mashups in future posts (you can subscribe to this blog here). Each new print combo I start gives me up a stack of printmaking lessons. Learning new things is such good encouragement. I hope you’re stretching your skills with some art-related experiments too.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you in the next post –
P.S. If you like printmaking, and you listen to podcasts, check out Hello Print Friend, and their interview with the founder of Print Day in May, Robynn Smith
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