Saturday, May 4, 2013

"The Hummingbird" Linoleum Project!

This is a picture of my hummingbird print. The process to get this print was quite interesting! First you must print pictures of the animal you chose(hummingbird), and also of the background or place. Then you must draw them together. Once you have a sketch of how you want it to look, you take a  rectangle of linoleum, and draw the same picture on it. After that you take a tool used to dig small areas, and you cut out all of the places you would like to be dark or not there. For example I cut out the lines in my bird to make it look like it has texture. Once you have what your carvings exactly how you want them, you take a paint roller and a flat piece of metal or plastic, and roll the paint onto your stamp nice and thick. Then you get a piece of paper(what ever color you would like), and place the linoleum face down softly. Making sure you don't slide the linoleum around on the paper, gently slide the linoleum into your hand and flip it over. Smooth out the paper to make sure all of the paint gets onto the paper, and ta-da! You have your print! In my opinion I think this project was very interesting. I do think I could have done a better job on the carving part of this project to make sure it showed all of the texture I wanted, but that was my only challenge! I have learned from my mistakes! Overall this project was very fun and cool, and I would love to do it again!