Printing in Progress…

It’s quite I while since I started making woodcuts, but I think I’m slowly getting a feel for the material and the process.

Woodcuts leave a different impression than linocuts. I think this is due to the bulkiness of the material and the the fine wooden lines which are often left on the plate when cutting.

I also like to combine two plates to be able to play with different colours…

 

Work in Progress

I started a new woodcut using a picture from one of our hikes as inspiration.

Cutting the branches of the tree was quite challenging but I like how it turned out in the end.

I’m going to make a another printing plate so I can print the landscape in two different colours.

 

Prints on Postcards

I printed some of my woodcuts on small postcards.

I want to set up an online shop at Dawanda, which is a German online platform for DIY products, where I am planning to sell some of my smaller prints as well as these cards.

But it still needs a whole lot of preparation to set up the shop…

Cutting into Wood

Last week I bought some wooden panels and did my first woodcuts.

If you choose a soft wood like limetree, cutting into wood doesn’t require much more strength than cutting into a lino plate.

You can also use linocut colours for printing.

Here are the first results: