Essdee Linocut Hand Guard for lino cutting
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This hand guard is an essential safety measure in classrooms. After all, the natural instinct is to drive a gouge toward the hand holding the workpiece. The protector ensures that you do not accidentally cut your hand if you slip. The guard is held on the corner of the relief block or on top of the cutting material, close to the area to be cut. Slips are caught in the upright walls of the guard and protect the user from damage. Suitable for left and right handed, young and old!
Linoleum cutting is a printing technique where you cut parts out of the linoleum, which should remain white when printed on paper. The cutting is done with a gouge knife. The parts that you want to be visible should be left whole, because this is where the ink (or paint) will be applied and this will be printed on the paper. It looks like a big stamp. When you are done with your lino art you can apply block ink or acrylic paint on the plate with a lino roller. Place a piece of paper on the plate and rub/roll the surface smooth with your hands or a roller. Gently pull the paper off from 1 corner. You can reuse the plate as many times as you like.
Caution! The image on the linoleum is printed in mirror image. So pay extra attention to this when making letters and numbers.