I'm an artist working with moku hanga, traditional Japanese woodblock printing
14 June 2007
Using a Mask
I'm doing a lot of the work on these egg prints with stencils so that I can use fewer blocks. Today I wanted to build up the yellow tones in the background, but I didn't want any additional pigment on the egg, so after inking the block I used an acetate mask to protect the already-printed egg area. Here's how it came out:
I'm working with about 20 sheets of paper on this print, so one impression was all I could complete today.