Octopus Linocut

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Octopus Linocut


Original Linocut - octopus / cephalopod

- Colour: custom blue / turquoise gradient roll (Cranfield oil-based ink)

- Paper: Kent printmaking paper, 160gsm

- Paper size: 15 x 15 cm

- Printed area size: approx 10 x 10 cm

- limited edition of 16 prints, signed and dated

Linocuts prints are made by carving a design into traditional linoleum plates which are then inked up and printed in my two Victorian printing presses. All the areas which have been carved away will not print onto the paper, therefore leaving the paper white. Single-colour linocuts are very striking and bold. It is also possible to create multiblock prints with several overlapping plates, or reduction prints where the same plate is gradually carved away as the layers are printed.

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