Lou Davis

print & pattern, rhythm & ritual

Merry Christmas!

christmas card 2015

I’ve been trying my hand at reduction lino printing for this year’s Christmas Cards.

Reduction printing is where you carve out the first colour that you want to print, in this case the cyan, then when you’ve taken as many prints as you want (plus a few spare in case of mistakes!) you carve back into the same block for the next colour. You can use as many colours as you like for this process, but because it was the first time I’d tried it, I thought I’d stick with two.

It goes without saying that I’ve been humming the hymn a lot. All the way through making the cards, writing them, posting them I’ve been singing ‘peace on earth and mercy mild …’ etc.

May the sun of righteousness bring light and life to you all this Christmas.

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