Linocut with Chine Colle
4.25 x 5 inches
Edition of 30
Sizes listed are of the linocut images themselves; I leave an additional white border of paper on all sides.
My linocuts are printed on cotton rag paper the old-fashioned way: I carve with knives and gouges to create my imagery in slabs of linoleum. Then I roll ink over the surface, lay cotton paper on top, and crank the block through my etching press. I repeat this process for each impression in the edition, which means: If an image is in an edition of 40, I do this 40 times!
Color is added to this print by adding thin chine colle paper onto the wet inked block. The papers are glued to the base cotton paper when it passes through the etching press.