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How to Create Linocuts by Julia Forsyth

Fifties Chickadee, prints available

I met Julia on twitter and was intrigued by her art. I had made simple block prints in school, but didn’t know a lot about it.  I checked out Julia’s youtube tutorial videos showing how she makes her linocut prints.  I thought I would pass them on to you. To see her start-to-finish printmaking drawing transfer, removing the drawing from the block, carving, and printing demo videos go to her YouTube Channel.

How to print a Linoleum Block.

How to Carve Your Block

How to Transfer an Image

How to Make a Linocut Print

Go to Julia Forsyth’s website to see some of her unique work.

Following are supplies that Julia uses in her linocut printmaking.

Speedball® Linoleum Cutter Assortment and Handle

Speedball® Linoleum Cutters are handcrafted from high quality steel and have hand ground cutting edges. They’re ideal for both soft and hard substrates. Contains one Lino Handle and one each of Cutters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.

Speedball® Soft Rubber Brayer for Printmaking

Durable plastic comfort grip handle
4-inches wide

Speedball® Mulberry Block Printing Paper Pack, 9″ x 12″

Fine Printmaking Paper in Unbleached Mulberry, 45g/m2,  Neutral pH .  Fine artist printmaking paper made in Thailand from a mix of kozo (mulberry) and bamboo fiber, the sheets are thin and strong, smooth on one side, lightly textured on the other side. Ideal for lino block, wood block, silkscreen printing, sumi painting, light water media, bookbinding and digital photo reproductions.  9″ x 12″.  25 sheets.

I got my sheet from Home Depot. 24″ x 24″ or larger is a great size.


Redder Hotter Eagle Owl, prints available

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  1. Sheila December 19, 2012, 11:37 am

    this is so cool! Thanks for featuring this!

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    1. admin January 7, 2013, 9:56 pm

      You are welcome sheila.

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