This Instructable will teach you how to do a lino reduction print onto a card. I chose to have 3 layers of color, and for your first reduction print this is probably a good number.
Step 1: Materials Needed
To do this Instructable you will need:
1). Drawing utensils
2). Carving utensils
3). A linoleum block
4). Card-stock Paper
5). Water Soluble block-printing ink
6). Not pictured: you should also have a brayer (the thing for rolling the ink around) and palette paper or something that would work like it.
Step 2: Make da' Cards
I did not make too many cards for this print, in the interest of saving time, but you can decide on how many you want to do. Once you have decided on this number, divide it by two and get that many pieces of card-stock paper. Cut each piece of paper in half and fold each of the halves in half the long way. You should end up with what you see in the picture. Choose your linoleum size, so that it fits on the card.
Step 3: Draw It!
Draw your picture on the linoleum. I drew a small bird called the "Wrentit". After drawing it on, decide what 3 colors you want in the picture. White doesn't count. I chose yellow, red, and black. At this time you should also be thinking about what is going to be which color, because each time you make a new layer print, you will carve out more of the linoleum.