Monday, September 19, 2011


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 :)

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