Fixing linocut mistakes with wood filler

Using wood filler to patch a linocut.
Close-ups of linocut plate with splotches of wood filler. New details have been drawn onto the hardened filler.

I’m trying to learn the craft of linocut and make it a hobby, but so far (over the last decade) I’ve only made something like 4 prints. Still get into it from time to time! I must have started on this snake print back in 2020, as a learner project. I cut this plate with gusto, having heard one can use wood filler to fix cutting mistakes later. Now I’m going to find out if that’s actually true, and if it is as easy as it sounds. (Is it ever?) To be continued.

The other things to learn are about color printing, but that’s a whole different beast.