I don’t know why but I like some of my travelling pictures so much that I want to turn them into a print. That’s what I did with this picture of Loch Lomond, which was taken during our trip to Scotland. I liked the wild, unspoilt nature there a lot.
I’m quite happy with this woodcut, especially how the two plates and colours mix.
When I found this old lino plate which I was not quite happy with, I decided to cut away as much as possible and leave only the basic objects of the still life on the plate.
Now I like it somehow better than before…
I also printed some of my floral printing plates on Japanese collage paper and gift tags.
It seemed to be a creative day…
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…
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.
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…
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:
It’s amazing how different the same print can look when done in different colours…