printing 101

Today I made a print from scratch at home, which was really fun!  Here is the initial sketch for the print.

Today I made a print from scratch at home, which was really fun!  Here is the initial sketch for the print.

Next, I transferred the image onto a piece of linoleum using tracing paper and carbon transfer paper.

Next, I transferred the image onto a piece of linoleum using tracing paper and carbon transfer paper.

Here is the linoleum, getting warmed up with a heating pad (which makes it easier to cut).

Here is the linoleum, getting warmed up with a heating pad (which makes it easier to cut).

Here, I have carved the design into the linoleum, and have centered it inside the frame of the paper size I'll be using.

Here, I have carved the design into the linoleum, and have centered it inside the frame of the paper size I'll be using.

Now I've applied ink with a roller...

Now I've applied ink with a roller...

And at last, here is the finished print!

And at last, here is the finished print!