Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

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How I produce a series of small lino prints for the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Mini-prints show.

Unwrapping Washi Paper and planning new Linocut Prints - Hurrah! New washi paper from Awagami Factory in Japan. Introducing my new reduction print lino project - this time cutting out using paintings made direct to the lino as my cutting guide.
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First layers on the small prints - Join me while I experiment with four little winter landscapes. In a new experiment I have painted landscapes directly onto lino using water based paint, this will survive the oil based inking and allow me to cut and develop these reduction prints in a combination of line and brush style cutting. Please support our film making by subscribing to my channel and liking the video (if you do like it of course!). Please check out my website at www.lauraboswell.co.uk for more resources, a shop full of goodies and my gallery.

Cutting my Reduction Linocut to mimic Brush Marks - Time to sit back, relax and watch me doing some lino cutting as I work to mimic painted brush strokes giving a dynamic feel of my stormy winter sky. Most of the cutting is done with my beloved 1mm professional Japanese V tool and I’m modelling my optivisor magnifying lenses.
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Printing a Tricky Reduction Linocut Sky - Ever tried to mix from yellow to blue with no green? This reduction lino evening sky print needs some careful colour mixing for a delicate bleed of convincing colour. Using traditional Oil based inks and extender
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The Art on Our Walls - Family - Monday is the day for 'doing' videos and on Thursday I'm just enjoying sharing. Today it's family art. It's also been a great chance to clean behind some pictures - the spiders have had it their own way far too long...

Transferring a Lino Block by Offsetting for Multiblock Printing - A simple method for transferring a linocut key block design onto multiple blocks. The transfer is not quite as clean as some of the transfer methods using digital printouts and chemicals, but my method serves the dual purpose of transferring the image and positioning it in the correct place to line the blocks up correctly in the finished print (plus there’s no need for faffing with a computer, extra chemicals etc 🙂)
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Linocuts and Woodblock prints on my wall - A break from the printmaking over New Year and a chance to catch up with some friends and their woodblock and linocut prints. We hope you enjoy seeing their work.

Two Multi block Lino Artist Support Pledge Prints - My latest Artist Support Pledge prints - these multiblock linocuts are made using a key block and offset printing. I'm returning to a more traditional linocut feel for these two - I'm after a retro book illustration vibe for these portraits of Doris and Betty. These two prints are available from my shop at www.lauraboswell.co.uk
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Reduction Linocut Printing : two different skies - Two different linocut skies - one very subtle, the other much brighter. Both are printed in traditional oil based inks on steel grey Stonehenge paper using an Albion Printing press and oil based inks with extender


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Colour Mixing Oil Based Relief Inks with Extender - Let's mix up a few colours using extender. Skies are really important to get right! Here I am using traditional relief printing ink for linocut and colour mixing for inking up my reduction linocut
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Editing a Multi block Linocut during Printing - A broad video this one: some lino editing, cutting and printing advice plus with a look at how planning in waterbased ink and working in oil based ink allows me to keep my drawing reference on the block while I work. Prints available on my website www.lauraboswell.co.uk


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Test Printing my Multi block Linocut ‘The Critic’ - While I’ve a fair idea of my colours, there are always a few corrections to make (ahem, the background) so here I’m printing my linocut The Critic for the first time in my Albion Press and trying to keep that retro woodblock illustration feel.
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Adding a New Lino Block into my Multi-block Linocut ‘The Critic’ - Adding a new lino block into a multiblock linocut design - oops I decided to add a block to my print ‘The Critic’ - here’s how I did it and kept everything correctly aligned. I’m using thin Mylar to offset the wet water based ink from my line block onto the colour blocks and a white chinagraph (grease pencil) to shade in the parts of the block I don’t want to remove.


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Reduction Linocut: mark making techniques for cutting - How to cut your linoprint to look like brush painting. I'm painting directly onto the lino as a guide for my cutting out using cheap poster paint. The block is printed with normal relief printing ink once I have cut it. You can check out the finished prints at www.lauraboswell.co.uk
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Reduction linocut: Controlling pressure and coverage - Attention to coverage and pressure are essential when adding the last delicate details to a linocut. You can see this set on my website at www.lauraboswell.co.uk


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Lino Printing delicate detail: adding the last few layers to a reduction linocut - Reduction linocut printing with transparent ink - when to use extender and when not to use it while I print a tiny flock of birds and some transparent clouds. Your can check out these prints and the rest of my work at www.lauraboswell.co.uk


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Print Studio Cat plus a Printing Timelapse - Doris supervising my multiblock linocut portrait print of her and a timelapse of me printing away on my Albion Press. Check out my drying racks made of picture cord and bulldog clips.

Laura Prints a Japanese Woodblock Timelapse - What do I do all day? A day's worth of timelapse while I print my Artist support pledge Japanese woodblock print. Check out my work on my website at www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Reviewing my Four Linocut Light Study Prints - A look at the finished Light Study lino prints - these are printed in oil based printing ink on Stonehenge paper. These limited edition prints (editions of 14) are now available at www.lauraboswell.co.uk


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Rhubarb Sky - printing a Japanese woodblock print - Printing Rhubarb Sky, Hawnby with a commentary - join me as I explain my printing technique. This is a Japanese woodblock print (mokuhanga) that I cut some time ago. I am making further prints from the edition for exhibition a show about Japan at Beverley Art Gallery, Yorkshire this winter (2021)

Rhubarb Sky - ASMR - Printing Rhubarb Sky, Hawnby without a commentary - relax and watch me printmaking. This is a Japanese woodblock print (mokuhanga) that I cut some time ago. I am making further prints from the edition for exhibition a show about Japan at Beverley Art Gallery, Yorkshire this winter (2021).

Studio Tour and Filming update - New Press, New Videos and New Classes! - We're back! A tour around my printmaking studio, a look at my new intaglio etching press and some other new elements of my workspace. Find out what we'll be filming over the next few months. If you would like to learn face to face with me in 2021-2022 my course are available to book now at www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Cutting Techniques: Multiblock Linocut Print - This is video number one of this pine tree print series. I am cutting traditional artist's lino using a mix of tools - a Pfeil no.12, a Powergrip and some of my own inherited tools from the 1930s. A tool similar to the wide Japanaese flat tool I use is avaialable in the UK at the time of writing this from Handprinted (https://handprinted.co.uk/collections/cutting-tools/products/large-japanese-woodcut-tool-shallow-scoop). If you are enjoying & learning from my films and would like to chip in and help us keep these videos free at source, we have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Linocut Printing: Cutting a Block for Blind Embossing - Here I am cutting a block to make a blind emboss and will show the results in a future video. The glass baren I am using comes from Thomas Petit https://thomaspetitglass.com/ You can buy my registration devices for press and tabletop use (standard size or order a bespoke device) at my website shop at https://www.lauraboswell.co.uk/shop.php.
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Linocut Printing: Adding a woodblock with raised grain - Adding woodgrain to a print is a lovely effect and in this video I explain how to raise the grain on a sheet of shina plywood despite the wood being a thin surface veneer. The shina I am using is sold as 'Asian Ply' by Great Art, but similar wood is available from Handprinted in the UK, or you could try alternative plywoods at a timer merchant,
https://www.greatart.co.uk/asian-plywood.html (out of stock at the time of writing this, but it comes in and out of stock regularly)
https://handprinted.co.uk/collections/japanese-woodblock/products/japanese-ply-for-relief-printmaking