Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Japanese woodblock session

Today I have done some printing again. Can you see the faint blue colour, fading gradually? It's typical of Japanese prints. Gradation, or bokashi. I'm not a huge fan of it, but it's something that has to be tried. So I tried it today, and it actually worked pretty well. Instead of making multiple prints of the same motif, I use different blocks and make unique prints. It's more fun, and allows for experimentation.

The papers are all wrinkled, they have to be pressed flat inside some heavy book... A little bit like blocking knitted garments.