Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Get It ScrappedGet the look of hand-crafted art with scrapbook page techniques for linocut looks. Linocut refers to a printing technique in which a design is cut from linoleum and then inked and pressed to the page. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team took inspiration from this collection of linocuts on Pinterest and then took their own routes to linocut looks.


use your Silhouette and a woodgrain cut file for a linocut-look background

Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Katie Scott | Get It Scrapped

Wildness by Katie Scott | Supplies: Patterned paper by American Crafts; cardstock, letter stickers by American Crafts and Tim Holtz, embellishments by Basic Grey; digital cut file “Wood Pattern” by Tanya Batrak, electronic die cutting machine by Silhouette Cameo, washi tape, stickers.

Katie Scott said, “We don’t get out in the wilderness often enough, but did get a chance over spring break and this page records that.”

“The photos are Instagrams printed on my home printer and the “Wildness is a necessity” quote is by John Muir. I created the linocut look by cutting a woodgrain design on my electronic die cutting machine. I used two shades of pink because the page was about my daughter. The woodgrain motif is perfect for a about the outdoors.”


add digital layer styles to a primitive feather motif

Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Carrie Arick | Get It Scrapped

Fell In Love by Carrie Arick | Jenni Bowling Studio: County Fair; Just Jaimee: Storyteller Collection- January 2014 Layer Styles, Ice Cream Paper Pack; One Little Bird: Lemon Drop Elements; HGD by Laurie Ann: Today’s Story; Fonts: Marcelle Script, Things We Said, Pea Stitchasaurus Rex

Carrie Arick says, “This page tells the story of how one lovable, little princess of a kitten somehow ended up a bossy queen.”

“I created my linocut background using a primitive feather and a layer style to create one pink and one green feather. I then set down the first row of my pattern. I used the group function (you can use link option in Photoshop Elements) to duplicate my row of feathers quickly and then aligned them by eye. A hand linocut wouldn’t be perfect, especially if I did it, so the fact that the alignment isn’t perfect makes the linocut feel more authentic to me. The repetition of shapes and color is very strong, but the linocut effect keeps the page feminine because of it’s soft, inky feel. The pattern of the linocut also visually supports the concept of falling in line.”


hand-cut your own linocut-styled stamps

Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Good Times by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper,Die Cuts: Basic Grey; Letters: American Crafts; Tape: Freckled Fawn; Ink: Ranger; Linocuts: Christy Strickler; Other: Buttons

Christy Strickler says, “This is a photo of me with my best friends from high school.”

“I carved my own linocut images and stamped with them. Most linocuts use blues, reds and greens and I worked with blue and red ink. I stamped basic line and arrow patterns in shades of red and blue. I then returned to some of the images and stamped over the same image with grey ink. I love how this creates a fun band design upon which my photo rests.”


add a digital linocut-styled image to your page

Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

Night Owls by Audrey Tan | Supplies:
Jen Maddox Designs: Urban 3, Travel; Anna Aspnes: Foto Wallets No3, Map Transfers No1, Mod Grunge Foto Blendz No1; Val C Designs: Owls For You; Fonts: Pea Gemini Jen, 215000E

Audrey Tan says, “This page documents our arduous journey from the UK to India. It took us 23 hours in total, with a layover at New Delhi airport for 9 hours. Needless to say, by the time we arrived at our destination, we were shattered! I added a digital owl linocut image to denote our night activity.”


make your own linocut stamp with Speedball products

Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Michelle Houghton | Get It Scrapped

View by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock and “view” stickers; American Crafts, doily and tissue; SEI, wood butterfly; Studio Calico, large sequins; Jenni Bowlin, small letters; Pioneer, brads, heart clip and ticket; unknown, linocut; kit by Speedball, colorant; Faber Castell Gelatos

Michelle Houghton says, “This is the view from the top of Diamond Head on Oahu, Hawaii.”

“I created my own linocut stamp, using supplies from Speedball.  I then used Gelatos to stamp my linocut directly onto my cardstock.  Traditional Hawaiian art work has the look of a block stamp or linocut to me, so it felt right to add the bold water and sunset stamp onto my page in a similar style.  I also wanted to highlight the unreal brightness of the colors surrounding us on our trip so adding the vivid oranges and blues onto my stark white background really emphasized the amazing blues in the photos.”


get a layered linocut look by digitally blending striped and woodgrain elements

Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Unconditionally by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Sahlin Studio: P.S. I Love You; Splendid Fiins: Brilliant Background Brushes.

Amy Kingsford says, “This is a page about my unconditional love for my son. I brought together a variety of lined backgrounds for a linocut look: some digital brushes and some digital papers.  I used blending modes and cutouts to create interest within the colors and shapes of the repeating lines.”

“I chose this technique for this particular page because my son reminds me of the beauty and wonder that exists in my life on a daily basis.  And, like life, the linocut technique is a series of repetitions and fine lines–but hidden inside of its web is something truly amazing.”