Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas card 2009

A very satisfying process, printing this year's card:

Firstly, it's a team effort. S's idea, B found the pinecone on hols in France and did the writing, which I traced onto the lino. H did nothing, the slacker.

Secondly, I learned something really important about lino printing: the reason I have been getting, literally, patchy results to date, with more mottled ink application than I'd have liked, is not because of this:

or this:

it's because I don't got one of these:

and instead rely on rather cruder means, such as:

and, this time, one of these ugly brutes:

But all done now, and happy with it. Happy Christmas!