Process + Tools: Printmaking
Here are my favorite tools and the processes that work for me.
Here's some images of my carves and tools I use for relief prints:
(Dirt Studio LLC hand-carved logo stamp.)
(Tessellating Ginkgo Leaf stamp, hand-carved with Pfeil woodcarving tool and printed with archival/permanent inks.)
A tessellation is when one smaller item is used to make a larger repeating pattern. So in this case, one ginkgo leaf block can be printed multiple times, all fitting quite nicely together, to make a much larger image! It's a very satisfying process and I'll try to share more.
For now, you can see process videos on my
Instagram page: @DirtStudio
or TikTok: @DirtStudio
(Here I printed the crystal carve three times in a permanent black ink and then used watercolors to create a fun and colorful 3D affect.)
I'll add more as I get asked!
Feel free to email me at DirtStudioLLC@gmail.com to ask questions.
Owner and Creator of Dirt Studios LLC