Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

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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.

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Multi Block Lino Printing Series Introduction - Thanks to your support we are starting series two of #linowithlaura. Here's an introduction to the new series.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 1 - How I Draw for Linocut and Woodblock Printmaking - Welcome to series two and an episode about developing drawings for a linocut print and the various helpful resources I use along the way.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura Episode 2 - Designing for Multiblock Lino Print, hints and tips - Design tips to consider when developing your ideas into a linocut. A walk through some of my lino prints to show ideas and themes that work well in linocut printmaking.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 3 - Planning a Lino Print from my 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. Please subscribe to my channel for more videos and if you'd like to leave a small donation to help our film making, I have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 4 I Adapt My Registration Device for Accurate Multiblock - In this video I adapt one of our relief printing 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. Please subscribe to my channel for more videos and if you'd like to leave a small donation to help our film making, I have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 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. Please subscribe to my channel for more videos and if you'd like to leave a small donation to help our film making, I have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Multi block Lino Print with Laura Episode 6 - Adjusting new Printmaking Tools & Prolonging 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 starting on Linocut or woodblock printing!
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 7 - How to Divide A Design into Blocks - In this epidode I am dividing up the design drawing into the different blocks needed to make a multiblock linocut print. I'm working with one master image and two interpretations: one graphic and one naturalistic to show different approaches to the same initial drawing. Today it is Buckinghamshire, but we will look at my design for Scotland too in a later episode.

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 8 - Preparing Lino for Cutting and Printing - It's all about the lino in this episode: prepping, sanding and staining, plus how to fix the lino to a baseboard and centre it accurately in my registration frame for multiblock linocut prints.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura Episode 9 - how a Lino Print divides into blocks - A cheeky bit of printing to start this episode so that I can explain dividing a linoprint design up into its separate blocks, working backwards from finished multiblock linocut print. Breaking a drawing into different blocks is a tricky concept so we are taking time to show the process in different ways.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 10 - Transfering the design onto blocks - A shout out for some inspiring resources and artists, alongside the task of transferring my master tracing onto the various blocks for one of my multiblock print designs. You'll see how I continue to edit and adapt the master tracing as I go.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 11 - Cutting interlude, working on my Multiblock Lino - Just cutting - in this episode I am cutting a shadow block for a Buckinghamshire linocut print with some tips on ways of using tools, how deep to cut and using a rubbing to check that you are happy with your markmaking.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura - Three tips for checking cutting and alignment of Multiblock lino - Three simple and easy tips for keeping an eye on your cutting and checking that your lino blocks are correctly aligned. Plus a quick look at some mark making.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 13 - Rollers, barens & sundries for Relief Printmaking - A quick look at some of the equipment I use for inking and handprinting linocuts, plus some other useful bits and bobs!
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 14 - cutting fine detail into a Linocut Print - A look at cutting a fine detailed area accurately and some of the tools I use for the job. Please subscribe to my channel for more videos and if you'd like to leave a small donation to help our film making, I have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 15 All About Printing Ink & Additives - All about the inks - in this episode I look at the different properties of inks from water based to oil based safewash and traditional inks, their compatability and additives for improving performance and drying. If you’d like to say thanks for these films and help us to fund more, please chip in with a donation at my fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 16 - Mixing Green printing Ink. - I'm often asked about colour mixing. Here's a look at the kind of greens I work with and how I mix them. If you’d like to say thanks for these films and help us to fund more, please chip in with a donation at my fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 17 Using extender for lively grey shades - Lively and complex greys are a vital part of my printmaking. Maybe not fifty shades, but here's how I mix them and how extender brings them to life.

Multi block Lino Print with Laura Episode 18 - Papers For Linocuts, especially Hand Printing Lino - A run down on papers for hand printing reduction and multiblock lino prints and how I choose my papers for linocut printmaking.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 19 - Editing my Lino Multiblocks as I go along! - As always, I'm changing things! Here's how I edit a multiblock while keeping registration accurate.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 20 - Creative Inking Techniques on Lino - A printing demonstration - start to finish - to show some loose painterly techniques for a lively linocut print. I'm using small rollers on my multiblock print.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 21 - Linocut Printing Mishaps - Printing mishaps - a few common problems I encounter when teaching (nothing I haven’t done myself many times too!) and some solutions for your linocut.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura Episode 22 - Printing Lino Multiblock: a subtle sky with extender - A lesson in using very extended inks. I have an upcoming episode about extender with oil based inks which has some important tips about colour changes so do watch out for that

Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 23 - A Quirk of Oil Based Ink Extender and Ink Care - Here's some advice if you use as much oil based extender in your work as I do, plus some useful tips on keeping your relief printing inks in good condition. Big thank you to Cranfield Colours for the information in this video.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 24 - Rainbow Rolling a Multiblock Lino Print - Three layers of rainbow rolling for this linocut print - rainbow rolls can be as bold or as subtle as you like and are a helpful way of getting more ‘bang’ for your buck when printing.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 25 - Adding an Extra Block to my Multiblock Lino Print - Adding another linocut block to change an existing print design while keeping registration accurate is perfectly possible and a great way of extending the life of your blocks.
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Multi block Lino Print with Laura: Episode 26 - Free Inking the Scottish Print - A looser inking approach to the Scottish print bringing the extra block into play.

Multi block Lino Print with Laura : Episode 27 - Some Thoughts and Conclusions on Lino With Laura 2 - To wind up this series, here are a few thoughts on this multiblock Lino project including comparing various Japanese washi papers
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