Julie Brown Smith

Julie Brown Smith

Monterey, CA
What is Happening Will Become Memories, Linocut
14 x16

“What is happening will become memories”, a hand-pulled linocut relief printed on Mulberry paper as an edition of 30 with 3 artist proofs was made in 2008.

BLOCK CARVING PROCESS
Choose a linoleum block.
Make a drawing the exact size of the block.
Trace drawing using a #3 pencil.
Place drawing face down on block (in reverse).
Using a pen, inscribe outline, pressing hard, onto block.
(Graphite of drawing transfers onto block.)
After transferring every detail onto block, remove paper.
Redraw on block, filling in dark areas completely.
Carve away all white areas with linoleum cutters.

PRINTING
Squeeze a line of water-based linoleum printing ink
onto one end of glass plate.
With a rubber roller, roll out ink in both directions
until correct consistency is achieved, not too thin or too thick.
Roll ink onto block in both directions.
Place block on paper, turn block and paper over, and rub
paper with a silver spoon.
Pull print from block and hang to dry.
Clean glass, block, and roller with water and dry carefully.