Thursday, 19 March 2015

Lino Print onto Birch Bark



my growing collection of Ginko Leaves with mono prints of 'honesty' seed pods


            A few weeks ago, at the end of a busy printing day, I had a bit of a play printing onto bark from a tree in the garden.  It's Betula utilis 'Fastigiata' or the Himalayan Birch which loses a layer of bark every now and then.  It peels away like paper and I thought it was time to try printing onto it.  It was a little tricky and messy rolling it through the offset press but I like the effect as a printing surface.







monoprint text with Lino print bee... with too few legs!