I attended a workshop run by printmaker Janice Earley. Janice is a great teacher, she takes you right through each step, demonstrating and encouraging you along the way. It was a very different working process for me so I had to feel the fear and do it anyway. She was very patient as I fiddled around with my design before committing it to the lino - I realise now you can make changes along the way.
I chose to do a 2 colour design so the first step is to cut away anything you want left white. I printed the first colour in a pale blue.
I made the mistake of drawing my design in red biro which printed out as well - you can just make it out. Hey, I'm learning.
More cutting, leaving only the areas that you want printed in the darker colour. I tried a dark grey first but at Janice's suggestion switched to a dark blue which gave the finished print a much warmer look.