This was the shortest time I prepared to make this print using one single board, as the detail was carved out and then combine with colors and dry leaves to make different unique pictures. One could never have a precise copy, hence I called them unique prints.
A few more prints I made using woodcut type 1. As the session was going to end soon, I could only show the wood board after finishing and the final outcome to demonstrate the whole process.
Finally, I've done with the traditional woodcut. The outcome is awesome. Sorry I could not capture the steps of making the frame. Basically, I just calculate the height and width of the painting, add on 5 centimeters each side to make the border using hard paper cardboard and cut out the border.
Well, it's been a busy week. I can only recap my process of traditional Vietnamese woodcut print in a few pictures. Pardon for the short description, will be more details when the outcome is ready.
This is the process of a woodcut type 1 (using rulo). This design comprises three main colors: white, light hydrangea and black. After I redrew the design onto the wooden board, I started carving out the white area of the bird and the waves. Then, I would rolled a layer of ink on the carved … Continue reading Process of making woodcut print
I have tried different papers for the wood cut printing. This first type is the most beautiful paper, Paprika, translated from a Vietnamese folk paper. It is made of crushed scallops shell, then mixed with ground powder (probably glutinous rice flour was cooked to become adherence). A spruce broom is made to brush on top … Continue reading Printing materials: Papers
In this type of woodcut, the painting is carefully planned before the wooden board being carved. According to the sketch painting, the first layer will be the background color, then will be cut out the areas for the second layer, and the third layer and so on. Finally, on the wooden board will be left … Continue reading Woodcut type 1