Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker

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Combination woodblock and lino multiblock print.

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Combining woodblock and lino in a multiblock print to create wood grain effects.

Woodblock with lino ep.1: A New Series Combining Woodblock and Lino - Introducing my new series! I'll be showing how to combine woodblock and lino together in the same print. Check out the two designs I'll be using to throughout this series. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide


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Woodblock with Lino Ep.2: Where's the Print? Using Woodgrain Well - Woodgrain is awfully pretty, but it takes more than that to earn a place in my prints. A look through various Japanese woodblock and lino prints to show how introducing wood grain into your printmaking can really benefit your print. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide
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Woodblock with Lino ep.3 Raising Woodgrain to Print; Methods and Results Compared - This video is about the hows and whys of raising woodgrain for woodblock printing. Different methods suit different woods & whatever you method you pick will affect the print. Plus a visit to the garden for some blow torch action! Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide
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Woodblock with lino ep.4 Registraton for Prints with Blocks of Different Sizes - Lining up two blocks for accurate printing. You can buy the printing jig (registration device) used in this series from my website shop at www.lauraboswell.co.uk. It's available for tabletop printing or for use in a press. We also make them made to measure. Check out the 'Tricks and Tips to using our Registration Device' playlist for more ideas and help. I mention Episode 5 from the reduction with Laura playlist for a video all about ink.
Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide
If you are enjoying & learning from my films and would like to help us keep these videos free at source, please chip in with a small donation. We have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Woodblock with Lino ep.5 Printing by Hand: the Right Burnishing Tool for the Block - With woodgrain, how you rub the back of the print is important - how much detail do you want to capture? In this film I make my 'Roof Shingle Rookery' Print and show how a variety of tools from conventional spoons and barens to the mad 'Horse Baren' and my hands can coax a lovely impression from wood and lino when table top printing. Over the next two films I'll be showing how to drop in another block and use a mask to change the print. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Woodblock with Lino Ep.6 Changing a Print Design by Inserting a Temporary Block - Adding a new block to a multi block lino can really change the finished print. Here I am planning to subsitute a flock of hearts (for Valentine's Day) and to temporarily mask off my flight of rooks. If you want more detail on prepping and staining lino please see the video called
Linocut: Techniques For Preparing Traditional Lino for Cutting and Printing. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk
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Woodblock with Lino ep.7 Fine Lino Cutting; Isolating Tiny Details - A look at cutting to isolate tiny details for clean printing while my dripping studio roof provides the background music. I'm using a dip pen and Indian ink on artist lino that I have stained pink - check out my video (https://youtu.be/FpRe7Dy6JK8) Linocut: Techniques For Preparing Traditional Lino for Cutting and Printing . Check out my suppliers list in the resources section of my website for tools etc. SHARPENING VIDEOS - we have several - 'Reduction Lino with Laura Ep 11. Linocut Tools: Honing Techniques for Sharper Cutting' and 'Reduction Lino with Laura Ep 34, Sharpening your cutting tools for linocut and woodblock Printing' Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Woodblock with Lino ep.8 Using a Mask to Edit My Lino While Printing - An easy and efficient way to mask an area of your lino (or wood) block to change your design without cutting away any detail. I am using Mylar plastic here, but any plastic film will work. I mention David Bull who has a fantastic channel about Japanese woodblock printmaking. My Valentine's Day print is sold out, but both the other prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk If you are enjoying & learning from my films and would like to help us keep these videos free at source, please chip in with a small donation. We have a fundraising page at GoFundMe gf.me/u/zd8bcq

Woodblock with Lino Ep.9 Re-using a Woodblock for a Multiblock Print - Re using a yew wood block to create a new print. Developing a suitable drawing to take advantage of the wood. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk.
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SAFETY! Yew is potentially a toxic wood and we are careful to do any work involving burning, sawing and sanding with appropriate saftey gear and ventilation. Please be aware of the hazards, if any, of the woods you use.

Woodblock with lino ep.10 Lining up Tricky Blocks Woodblock with Line Block using off set printing - The slightly tricky business of lining up my lino line block with the woodblock - and I reveal my mishaps and faffing to get this right! I am using the off-set method here to find my position. The plastic I am using when I off-set the woodblock has been sanded with fine sandpaper.

Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk

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OTHER USEFUL VIDEO You can see another video on this process in the reg device playlist called 'Lino Printing: multi block linocut printing using a key block method'

Woodblock with lino Ep.11 Lining Up a Key Block with Colour Blocks - I'm using the off set printing technique again here to transfer the information from the line block onto the blank lino blocks ready to cut the colour elements of this print. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide https://www.lauraboswell.co.uk

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Valentines Day Special - Just Cutting Lino (ASMR) - Relax, sit back and enjoy half an hour of someone else cutting a lino print. I am cutting my new large scale print of a limestone pavement near Malham Cove, Yorkshire. The image is drawn in Indian Ink onto stained artist lino.
Don't forget to check out my website shop for small original prints at £35, greetings cards at £2.50 and of course our registration device for lining up your blocks for printmaking. www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Woodblock with lino Ep.12 Cutting Wood Block and Colour Lino Blocks - Marking out and cutting the yew wood block for wood grain printing and the lino colour blocks. Yew is a toxic wood so do wear suitable safety equipment if you are raising dust by sanding or burning it.
Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk


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Woodblock with lino Ep.14 Printing multiples of Roof Shingle Rookery - A different kind of printing for this final film in the series, here its an overview of me printing Roof Shingle Rookery for sale under the Artist Support Pledge scheme. I hope you enjoy seeing the rhythm of printing multiple copies in my studio. Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Woodblock with Lino Ep 13 Printing Calm Water - relax, grab a cup of tea and watch me printing this combined woodblock and linocut print. I'm not saying much (actually I'm not saying anything!) because I think one of the best ways to learn about printing is just to watch someone at work. I'm using oil based inks on hosho paper and I hope you'll try a but of printing with just your hands too - it's incredibly satisfying! Both prints from this series are now available in my website shop - these signed originals cost £35 each and we ship worldwide www.lauraboswell.co.uk

My latest lino and woodblock print - a film made for Bankside Gallery - Apologies for the format. We made this film for the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and Bankside Gallery, London to promote printmaking. I'm a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and you'll see other films from my fellow printmakers on social media.