Penny Boden

Whistlin' Troopers (ghost print)


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10X8" linocut print on 250gsm Stonehenge black paper

This is an original hand pulled linocut print. It is number 11 in a limited edition of 18 only. It is a "ghost print" meaning it was the second print taken off the plate without reinking. The vintage look of ghost prints has made them quite sought after by some collectors.

MY INSPIRATION: Chickadees are one of my favourite birds. They are so hardy and resilient, showing up in arctic temperatures, and whistling away. They are my little troopers!

DESCRIPTION: This is a great way to turn favourite drawings into original prints! Here’s how I create a single colour linocut print:

1. I draw a design and carve it into a linoplate
2. I ink up a brayer and roll the ink onto the plate
3. I centre art paper over the inked plate
4. I run it through a printmaking press
5. I pull off the paper and, voila! A print appears!

Any questions? Would you like more photos? Feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!