Archive for the ‘Wood cuts’ Category

Print Making – The fourth design
July 4, 2014


Unfortunately, I missed one of the sessions of the ‘rough cuts’ print making course and have only recently been able to attend a catch up session.

This gave me the opportunity to print the first proof of the fourth and final design of the set of four.

I look forward to doing some more printing at home when I have acquired all the materials.

Eventually, I would like to have the set of four prints framed.

Print making – the first proofs
April 7, 2014



At the last session of my print making course, I made the first proofs from the plates I had made.

It was interesting to see my work ‘in the flesh‘. However, it was clear I need to practise my inking skills.


Not enough ink.


Too much ink.


I will remove the texture lines from the background of this one to provide more contrast with the lines in the central flower.

Next session, I will be practising my inking technique some more and experimenting with printing on different papers.

Rough Cuts – Print Making
March 23, 2014


I am attending a series of printmaking workshops, ‘rough cuts’.

So far we have been creating the plates for  the prints.

I have chosen to make  wood cuts of flowers based on my own drawings. Carving into wood is a new experience for me.


We are using laminated sheets of timber to make the wood cuts. The wood is given a wash of black ink so the carved design stands out.

Here are three designs, in various stages of completion, I have been working on:






I plan to create four  designs before we start printing.

The next stage will be the proof prints where we will make the first prints to see what refinements we might make to our designs.