Studio blog of Annie Bissett, an artist working with traditional Japanese woodblock printing (moku hanga)
Are all the blocks the same size?? I'm wondering how you can overlay the successive print areas exactly where you want them... with registration marks?
Beautiful! I don't recall if I've said this before but, the documentation of your woodcut journey has taught me much in my own exploration of the process. Thank you Annie.
Hi Nicole,The Japanese method uses an elegant and ingenious (of course!) registration method where you cut a shallow L-shaped mark (kento) for one corner and a straight mark (hikitsuke) along one edge. The paper sets against these shallow grooves for perfect registration.Peggy, you're so welcome. Thank you for telling me that you receive something from reading this blog.
Hi, Annie. Thanks for the response. That's interesting to know. I'd like to try doing hanga.
Annie,I like the squiggled likes (bottom of pool)and the straight lines (side of pool). Side by side they create a contrast which is pleasing to the eye!
What an inspiration, Annie... I'm happy with it now and can only imagine what the next three passes will do!
This is coming on beautifully. I'm dying to see the result, but I'm fascinated to watch the process. Inspiring.
The process is as always facinating. And you really get a sense of the water rippling. That dark blue is just right.
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