Carving Out Your Style: Reduction Linocut Workshop

Victoria Elliott, Printmaker and owner of Wild Thicket Press

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9 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

    • What Materials You'll Need

    • Brainstorming Ideas

    • On to Lino

    • Carving : Making your Mark

    • Ink it, Print it

    • Adding More Layers

    • Troubleshooting

    • Conclusion


About This Class


In this class we'll be going through my printing process, from idea generation to carving the block and inking it up for printing. I'll be throwing in some of the tips and tricks I have picked up through my own trial and error.

Reduction lino is a form of relief printing that uses one linoleum block to make several different layers, one after the other, destroying the previous layer as you make the next one.

By the end of this project you should have a solid foundation of printing knowledge in order to experiment and create your own lino prints for greetings cards, postcards and original prints.


  • A rubber roller
  • Paper/card
  • A fat spoon ( baren )
  • Relief Printing ink (or if you have not access to this use paint that's quite tacky)
  • Wash proof marker pen
  • Lino carving tools ( found cheaply on Amazon, Ebay and in most arts shops)
  • Linoleum block ( comes in battleship grey with fabric backing or as a sheet of rubber called soft cut in various colours. Both types available on Amazon, Ebay and most art shops)



24 of 24 students recommendSee All

I loved your class, I learned so much. I just purchased everything I need to start my own lino cutting. If I'm brave enough to show you my results, I will.
Such a wonderful inspiring class!! Thank you!
Even though the sound, video and transition quality is not as high as others on this site, the in-depth quality of the content is better than any other course I've found on Skillshare. This is a great course for those actually looking to make artwork with their printing. Victoria really shows you how to take your prints to the next level.
Erica Cotten

UX Designer at Salesforce





Victoria Elliott

Printmaker and owner of Wild Thicket Press

Falmouth University graduate specialising in lino prints and all things crafty.

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