Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

Making Good on A Linocut Mistake

Reversing a mistake during reduction printing

I almost always go with the flow when I reduction print, accepting the odd over-enthusiastic cutting out. Here though I decided I needed the anemonies inked and had cut them away already. The stencil is made of polydraw, a plastic tracing film, which stays perfectly flat when inked. The dabber is a scrap of leather (I also find it the best material to simulate a roller texture if you want little round areas of ink) and I made the decision to make the most of it by emphasising the dab marks, not hiding them. The next step is a darker outline and I can go on with the show