Linocut tools

relief prints

Linocuts & woodcuts are RELIEF prints:  the image is created from a plate that holds ink on the surface. I usually create images in linoleum or wood by hand using special gouges.  Oil- or water-based inks are rolled onto the raised areas of the printing block – areas cut away do not print. Ink can…

cyanotype

cyanotypes

Cyanotypes are produced using a photographic process developed by engineers to make copies of hand-drawn master plans – blueprints.  Two chemicals – potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate – are mixed to create a light-sensitive solution, which is applied to the paper and dried in a dark place.  A digitally-prepared negative is placed on top…

screenprinting James Cook

screenprints

Screenprints are created by pressing ink indirectly onto paper through a mesh screen. I make small screen prints in my studio and large screen prints using workshop facilities at the Glasgow Print Studio.  I create stencils from paper shapes, hand-drawn or computer-generated images and photographs.  Photo-emulsion stencils are prepared at the Glasgow Print Studio.  The…