Process of Designing for a Shirt
"Ocean Play" line drawingThe 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.
"Ocean Play" linoleum blockThe 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.
"Ocean Play" block inkedThe linoleum block is carefully inked for each print that is pulled. Here, the block has been carved and is inked with the second color.
Pulling the printPaper 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.
Print with three colorsAfter all the prints are printed with first color, they are hung to dry. The block is cleaned and another round of carving begins.