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What are the similarities between a stencil and linocut?

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  1. captsnuf December 16, 2010

    i really cannot thing of any similarities, a lino-cut is a carving and then it is used as a stamp.
    a stencil is is cut from vellum or the likes and used to fill in with paint or some such on your canvas or wall or whatever.

  2. John Steins December 16, 2010

    A typical use of stencil in printmaking would be silk-screening where you press ink through a fine mesh onto the paper below. Of course only the areas of the mesh that are blocked with stencil material will not allow ink to pass through.

    This allows for a design to be printed, typically on t-shirts, etc.

    Some amazing art is producing using this stencil technique.

    There is no similarity between a linocut and a stencil. A linocut is printed by rolling ink on top and then laying paper down on top. Or a linocut could be pressed down on to fabric or other surfaces int a manner similar to a stamp.

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