I had this particular combination for printing in my mind pretty much from the start of looking at project 15. But I hadn’t really given lots of consideration to what the design would be, so my first port of call was considering colour and layout combinations…
In my first post about Rainbow rolling I talked about the design process, see here:
This post is all about the printing process and the final print! The photo below was taken at the start of the printing process as I got ready to rainbow roll my lino.
This is my initial design for my rainbow rolled lino cut incorporating a mono print/ collage background. In the photo above you can see I’ve tried to show how the rainbow rolled effect might work, and how it would sit against either a coloured background or paper collaged background. This was the point I had reached when I managed to get an opportunity to photograph the inside of the butchers.
I wanted to give myself a chance to get used to the chine colle method and the combination print before having settled on a final design for the project. So I found a lino block I’d cut in a previous project, based on a house across the road, and set about figuring out a way of incorporating chine colle.
From this first print you can see that some marks worked more successfully in terms being visible clearly. I used a rolling pin to try and get an even print here, it didn’t work perfectly but this might be the best quality print of the series.