Process: To begin I started by making a smaller version of the final product on the green test plate. At first I put the frog around or "hugging" a tree, with some of the leaves hanging down. I cut out the whole frog so it would print white and left the rest in. Once I started on my final, I decided to change my background to a leaf to show how small the frog really is, with the frog hanging on to two stems of a plant. This time using the cutting tool on the linoleum I cut out the whole background and left the frog so the frog would print black and most of the background white. When I finished cutting out I printed 10 stamps, to make sure one of them was perfect.
Problems and Solutions: Some problems I faced were when cutting out a lot of the linoleum, if you dug too deep with the cutting tool the bottom side would show through. To fix this I used a different size cutting tool, so that it wouldn't cut out as much. Another problem I faced was trying to figure out what lines to cut and not to make the details show the best. To solve this I colored in with sharpie what I needed to not cut out.