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.
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<p>Very clear instructions, thank you! Can you tell me what kind of pen you use to draw the design on the lino, so that it a) stays put when you wash the ink off after each layer, so you can see what to cut away next, and b) doesn't stain the print by contaminating the ink?</p>
Awesome! I have been working solely in a single print, one color format and it's time to move on to the next phase - thanks for the great tutorial. Incidentally, I have a huge printmaking &quot;bible&quot; that I found at the library and your wee picture story worked infinitely easier for me to see the process clearly than the bible which I just couldn't figure out with the pages and pages of text and only 2 black and white photos. Thanks so much!
Cool Idea!

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