An outline of my process when I create a linocut reduction print
Firstly I make a sketch in my sketchbook using colour pencils. A different colour for each layer. I trace the image using carbon paper onto my lino. I used Japanese lino for this print. It is double sided, so it can be used again for something totally new on the back.
The lino is stuck to a board with carpet tape. It’s secure, the lino won’t move whilst it is being carved. I use ternes burton pins to keep a perfect registration. I use masking tape to hold the tabs on my sheets of white zerkall printer’s paper. Don’t hold the prints by these tabs incase they move.
I use a mask made of tracing paper to prevent unwanted chatter on my print layers.
I carve each layer whilst referring to my original sketch. Here are all four layers.
I hope you have found some useful ideas. If you have any tips for printing using this method do let us know!