Elephants and bears printed on antiqe handmade text printed paper
Print:Hand cut lino plate, hand coloured
Relief printing is where a printing block or plate has ink applied to its non-recessed surface which is brought into contact with paper. When pressure is applied, the non-recessed surface will leave ink on the paper, whereas the recessed areas will not.
Added Colour - A stencil is made by cutting out the required shapes in an oiled cardstock to match the area where added colour is desired. An translucent ink is dabbed over the hole in the stencil leaving the colour making a multiple coloured, highly decorative print.
Block: No.96 + No.98, hand carved lino
Size: 16 x 10½ inches, 410 x 270 mm (approx)
Paper: 17th century Greel and Latin printed handmade paper.