Amalgamate- Reduction Linocut
The champions will merge and deliver. From the void, the heart will be retrieved.
This reduction print required 20 layers of ink to complete. 9 layers of color outline the beings, about 5 different gray layers, 3 brown layers, 1 orange layer, 1 red layer, and 1 black layer.
8.5 x 11 inches Limited Edition of 23 prints.
Printed on 100% handmade cotton rag paper. This surface provides the most extended life for the ink used. Each print will be "matted" with a 11x14 black piece of paper, ideal for the best look for framing.
Every single one of my prints is hand-printed and not a reproduction.
There are many different printmaking techniques.
Traditional printmaking techniques include relief printing, lithography, intaglio printing, and screen printing. At the moment, I prefer linocut printmaking which is a form of relief printing. First, I draw the image desired to carve onto a block of linoleum. Areas to remain the color of the surface being printed on are carved from the block first. Then the ink is rolled onto the uncut surface of the block. I then lay the paper on top of the block, first attaching the tabs that hold the paper in place so that each time I lay down the paper the image is transferred with complete registration. When the paper has been removed the image then appears in reverse. In this case, this process is repeated as many times as needed to create the image desired with many different colors. Removing/cutting away each area desired to retain the color used. Each layer of color is taken away from the same linoleum block. The linoleum at the end of the process is almost completely carved away. Meaning you are never truly able to create the image made from this one block again. Always starting with the lightest and ending with the darkest color. This print process took me 5 months to complete. In between each layer, the prints needed time to cure so that when laying down another color the inks wouldn't mix and create other colors much like paint does. Please keep in mind, each print is one of a kind and there might be slight varieties in each print.