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Printed robins

CR00537 square

These robins definitely took the longest to make. From somewhere, not sure where, I had got it into my mind that I wanted to try doing a proper lino cut. I’ve made simple stamps in the past, but haven’t tried using lino probably since I was in school.

CR00537 detail1

The robin turned out nicely, but needed a bit of colour, which I added with coloured pencil once the printing ink had had a day or so to dry properly. I trimmed the panels down to size and added some sparkly stickers that I had coloured with a Copic marker.

CR00537 detail

Polychromos pencils:

redbreast – 118 scarlet red, 219 deep scarlet red,
feathers – 169 caput mortuum, 178 nougat, 275 warm grey 6, 181 Payne’s grey
branch – 167 permanent green olive


  • colour:
    Copic R29
  • inks:
    Cranfield Caligo safe wash relief ink – raw umber
  • embellishments:
    Papermania – shimmer dome stickers
  • paper and card:
    Strathmore – 400 printmaking paper 280gsm
    Hunkydory adorable scorable
    Papermill Direct – plain – Christmas red
  • tools:
    Pfeil lino cutter – 12/1, 11/3
    grey lino

CR00537 display

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