Print making at NAFA, Singapore
This past two weeks I’ve been working on a lino cut at NAFA. The idea was to use 3 or 4 different colours and print them using the same lino by cutting out parts as you go and re-inking up. We first had to create a board to hold the lino in place and line up the paper each time we press. We attached four sheets onto each side with tape, so that they fold in. We did four so if we could have a few as back up, and try some different things, as once you cut the next part of your lino, there is no going back! I used a photo as an idea of a print, and drew up the shapes with permanent marker onto the lino, I wanted to figure it out first..it was tricky figuring out what to cut first and what colours to print. You cut out white parts first, and then ink it up with the lightest colour (yellow for me). Then you wash the lino, and cut out the parts you want to remain that colour (yellow). Then you do it all again with the next colour. After a while I got the hang of it.. Going to do a second one now I think.