I want to learn how to make my own prints and decided to start small. So I'm experimenting with stamp making first. I purchased a rubber block called speedy carve and a lino cutting tool set and started carving...it's addictive!
I just received this beautiful Italian hot press paper and I love how the watercolor stains the paper leaving behind this delicate image. It's as if the image is soaking into the paper and slowly disappearing.
I admire the deceptively simple lines of the Japanese woodblock prints. As I work I try to strip away the extra lines to keep the form as clean and uncomplicated as the woodblock print. Not as easy as it sounds.