Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working with museums and galleries, and an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

29 April 2011

Lessons in Lino Print

IMG_0004My first steps into two-colour lino printing ... as my friends populate the next generation, I thought printing would be the perfect way to welcome their little ones into the world. Aiming to finish for the arrival of the Brixton Penny, little did I realise that a) she'd arrive early, and b) I needed to allow for well over half to be well below gift-standard.

Here are a few things that may, just possibly go wrong in your second lino layer ... take a deep breath ... second layer not quite lined up with the first; too much ink; too little ink, the tile somehow moves under the press; oil mysteriously appears on the tile (okay, not mysteriously, from your fingers) and causes a resist; the chiselled-away (white) areas turn out no longer to be chiselled-away enough ... to name but a few!