Sunday, March 08, 2009

Underwater linocut

I recently made an underwater lino cut, well, it is an underwater scene, of course I didn't make it underwater...


And I used it on the cover of these notebooks. I found some fun single section sewings in Keith Smith's book "1, 2, & 3 Section Bindings" and these notebooks are made using a modified version of a sewing he describes.


I've also used some of my other linocuts for making notebook covers too. I used another sewing from Smith's book for the bright orange & pink notebooks and the brown & black ones. The little pink notebooks have a simple 3-hole pamphlet binding.

17 comments:

Gillianbeads said...

Wow!! Those are so beautiful...what a wonderful job you did with them!

B├╝chertiger said...

Very beautiful. Love the cut and the wrapper!

BookGirl said...

Very, very lovely, Rhonda. And to think I was there when you were just a baby linocutter! ;-)

Rhonda said...

thanks gillian!
B├╝chertiger, thank you, and the wrpper is a strip of suminagashi marbled paper that i thought looked very underwater-ish :)

haha, it is true bookgirl! i was so worried about that printmaking course. i didn't think i would take to it...!

Carol said...

Rhonda, I just love the underwater lino cut - my favourite theme. Looks stunning on your books. You are so very multi-talented.

Anne MacKinnon said...

Rhonda, what are you using to press your linocuts onto paper - do you have access to the print-making shop at NSCAD?

Rhonda said...

hi Anne! nope, no press. They are hand pulled. I use a wooden spoon :)

Anne MacKinnon said...

How do you get even pressure?
I'm thinking of trying a pie crust rolling pin, but it's packed in god only knows which one of my many boxes. Obstacles to art!

Rhonda said...

Anne, I lay the paper on top of the linoleum and rub it with the back of the wooden spoon. I don't always get even pressure... i just try to cover the whole surface. And then i can pull back the paper a little bit and have a look - if i see areas that haven't transferred completely, then i continue the rubbing. as long as the paper doesn't shift position, then you can peek at it and keep going until you are happy with the results. i've never tried a rolling pin!

mchen said...

The aqua on black is absolutely stunning. Great job, Ms. Rhonda :)

Ali said...

wow, what a lovely lino print Rhonda! I love the green-y blue on the black background. Nice! (makes me want to get back into lino printing!)

Sam Marshall said...

They look amazing!!!

Rhonda said...

thanks, mchen, ali, and sam :-)

Sharron A in Aust. said...

Your linocuts are awesome. The books are beautiful too!!

Rhonda said...

thanks, SharonA :)

tammykingdon said...

I love the underwater linocut on black - what inks and paper did you use? I've used black stonhenge paper before but sometimes struggle to get a strong enough image on it.

Rhonda Miller said...

thanks tammy. that was done using Speedball inks on plain black cardstock, keepin' it simple!