Process of Designing for a Shirt
The design is drawn on tracing paper to an exact size. The design is drawn so that it repeats from top to bottom and side to side.
The design is reversed and transferred to the linoleum block. Specific areas are carved away before the block is printed with the first color. Oil based ink is mixed to a specific color, value, and transparency or opaque quality.
The linoleum block is carefully inked for each print that is pulled. Here, the block has been carved and is inked with the second color.
Paper is carefully placed on the inked block using registration marks. Pressure is applied to the back of the print by hand using a rolling pin, baren or rice paddle.
After all the prints are printed with first color, they are hung to dry. The block is cleaned and another round of carving begins.