Linoleum Block Icon Print

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There’s an Icon exhibit coming up at a nearby church I’ve been visiting.  I decided to turn this drawing into a stamp.

And then, just as I was about to start, I remembered how easily the last stamp split and cracked after a few uses.

So I decided to carve it into a linoleum block. I traced the drawing *(reduced by 50%) onto the block using red transfer paper and a stylus…



Ready to carve…


I carefully carved along the lines with the second smallest cutter tip I had. My set is the standard Speedball set you find at craft stores.  I also used Speedball brayer and printing inks.


Will I ever learn!?






I tried this aged parchment first, but it was too bumpy for a clear print, so I kept trying on different papers.


Yes, I really do my art in the kitchen, as you see here. No studio (yet).






Hope you’re having a good week, I’m off to the store to buy more band-aids.  ~Scarlett



  1. Hi Scarlett – lino cut was the only art I enjoyed doing .. as I could cut and scrape – I think someone else must have drawn the art! Sorry about your thumb …

    Love what you’ve done … I think I prefer the black one … but I know we all see things differently. Great selfie!!

    Cheers Hilary

  2. Thanks, Hilary! I like the black one, too, and I think it turned out the clearest impression… but the vote was for the red. I will frame the black one as well as soon as I have another coupon to use! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be over to visit your postive letters this weekend ~Scarlett

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