Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

#linowithlaura 2
Multiblock Lino Printing series

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Join me for this series on multi-block lino with and without a press. I’ll be experimenting with two prints and various interpretations on an assortment of papers. A real pix ‘n’ mix of a series.

#Linowithlaura second series introduction - Thanks to your support we are starting series two of #linowithlaura. Here's an introduction to the new series. Dates for livestreams will now be up on my website at so you never miss the party!

1 - How I Draw - Welcome to series two and an episode about developing drawings for print and the various helpful resources I use along the way. This series will be coming out three times a week (Mon, Tues and Fri) and you can check live stream dates at on my website homepage.

2 - Designing for lino - Design tips to consider when developing your ideas into a linocut. A walk through some of my prints to show ideas and themes that work well in linocut printmaking. Check my website’s home page for livestream dates if you’d like to join the party for a chat and some Q&A.

3 - Making lino plans from the design drawing - In this episode, I’m talking through the thinking needed when using the design drawing for planning out a linocut. I have two different landscapes and I explain how I will develop each landscape in two different ways to demonstrate various possibilities of cutting and printing with lino.

4 - Adapting the reg device - In this video I adapt one of our registration devices to accept smaller paper sizes (if you use another registration method, this video probably isn’t one for you - but we’ll be back to more general advice in the next one!). In this series I am planning to use Awagami Factory’s sample pack of editioning papers which are too small to fit our standard frame. This work-around fixes that and opens up the possibility of using a wide range of paper stocks.

5 - Making a master tracing for multiblock lino - Accuracy is everything when making a master tracing for multiblock. In this video I look at the types of tracing materials available and how to centre the tracing properly.

6 - Adjusting new tools and prolonging their sharpness - Everyone loves new tools! Before you rush to get cutting, this video shows how to adjust tools to the correct length, how to hone (polish) a new blade before use to prolong its sharpness, plus a little aside on how to use the Japanese knife included in many tool sets that often mystifies Western printmakers!