Day 5 of the Crafted Christmas Advent is a Forest at Night lino print.
I decided to print this forest image differently to the way I normally design my lino prints. Rather than creating a separate plate for each colour, I made six small lino cuts using softcut to make a spiral moon and five trees using a different texture or pattern for each tree.
After I had printed the moon, I used the other five to create a layered image of a forest on a moonlit night, overlapping the stamps as I went. I used four colours;
White for the moon,
Turquoise for the background,
Green for the middleground, and a deep green for the foreground.
I am quite pleased with the effect and may try to use the lino cuts to create a limited edition print in the new year.
Here is the full image.
I hope you are enjoying the Crafted Christmas Advent, there will be another lino cut featured tomorrow and more patterns next week.