Woodblock Print

Do everything in reverse. Make sure the drawing on your wood is backwards. 

I'm using this drawing of Iceland for my woodcut. I've all ready begun carving away to form the woodcut relief. 

I'm using this drawing of Iceland for my woodcut. I've all ready begun carving away to form the woodcut relief. 

Cut away from your body, or you'll get deep wounds that you'll have to protect from infection and prevent you from working. You must apply alot of pressure at times to pull away the wood. Do not try removing too much all at once. Patience, my friend. 

Cut away from your body, or you'll get deep wounds that you'll have to protect from infection and prevent you from working. You must apply alot of pressure at times to pull away the wood. Do not try removing too much all at once. Patience, my friend. 

All of the raised areas of your wood will take up the ink or dyes. Those dyes will become your print. 

All of the raised areas of your wood will take up the ink or dyes. Those dyes will become your print. 

Apply your ink with a brayer. I used a mix of light green, dark green, and complementary orange to obtain this moss green characteristic of Iceland's topography. 

Apply your ink with a brayer. I used a mix of light green, dark green, and complementary orange to obtain this moss green characteristic of Iceland's topography. 

Turn the woodcut upside down and press onto paper. Turn the paper and woodblock over to further press the inks into the paper fibers. Remove the paper to reveal your print. Make as many prints as you like until you obtain your desired look. Variations in your inks, paper, and pressure will make each print unique and special.

Turn the woodcut upside down and press onto paper. Turn the paper and woodblock over to further press the inks into the paper fibers. Remove the paper to reveal your print. Make as many prints as you like until you obtain your desired look. Variations in your inks, paper, and pressure will make each print unique and special.

Thick watercolor without water. 

Thick watercolor without water. 

Heavy water, less watercolor pigment. 

Heavy water, less watercolor pigment. 

Somewhere in between heavy and thick watercolor mix. 

Somewhere in between heavy and thick watercolor mix.