A garden gnome lino cut

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This week I made a comment to a fellow bigger that a garden gnome would lose his beard if he witnessed my gardening skills.  He’d be horrified!  As my blogger pal thought this was funny, she inspired me to consider making a lino cut.   I have a friend who paints gnomes and sell them and one of my favourite movies is the animation: Gnomeo and Juliet.  So, I decided to make a miniature lino cut of a gnome as a) my friend might be able to use the stamps on the bags she puts her commissions in (the painted gnomes) and b) I wanted to challenge myself on working on a 1.5 inch disc of lino.  This gnome is small.  

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This is the pencil outline of my gnome.

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This is the gnome cut out using a cutter with the number 1 on it (so my most narrow one for fine designs)

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Here is the stamp inked up and ready to print.  I wonder how it’s going to turn out?

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Well, here are seven imprints from my mini lino cut.  They look like the seven dwarves, don’t you think?   Rather charming at only 1.5 inches across 🙂

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