Whilst researching Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh I referred to a book in my collection entitled Rennie Mackintosh Inspirations in Embroidery by Dorothy Wood. There are some excellent ideas for translating art deco designs into textiles using many techniques.
One multi-layered cut-back reverse appliqué design I liked in particular, based on the style of Margaret MM, so I cut myself a basic lino block to try out. My printing tutor suggests always printing the first couple in black, or a dark colour, to see the effect of the cutting and if adjustments need to be done. She also thought it a good idea to have a dark one as a portfolio sample for the future.
Here are my first couple of prints. Unfortunately as it was the end of term I got no further but I have the block and can use it with layered colours (reduction printing technique) at a later point.
Easy to see why trials are necessary because if you look carefully at the righthand image you will see that I missed cutting a couple of the outer pattern lines. A bit more cutting and another few prints and it was working well.