Hi! I'm Lia, creator of Small Fox Press.
On this blog I'll be sharing my original art, photography, and writing.
Today I present to you:
The creation of the Small Fox logo.
Meet my dear friends - Speedball Linoleum Cutters.
All those different gauges are pretty handy for carving wee foxes out of a sheet of linoleum.
This little guy measures in at just under 3 inches in length.
Basically, a relief print works just like a stamp:
Ink is applied to the block with a rubber roller, and the image then transferred onto paper.
The first few proofs generally reveal areas where the block needs to be cleaned up a tad. Imperfections may be ironed out with a bit more help from the carving tools, and the block is then complete. Once I have a print I feel satisfied with, I can create a high resolution scan of the image, and Small Fox is ready for his internet debut!
Thanks for dropping by, see you next time :)