Woodcut

Western Woodcut

Western woodcut, Proverb 4.9 by Dan Dew, printed with Akua Kolor by hand with a baren
Western woodcut, Proverb 4.9 by Dan Dew, printed with Akua Kolor by hand with a baren

Use Akua Intaglio inks


A western woodcut is relief print made from a woodblock cut with tools. The ink is rolled on to the surface of the block with a brayer.





Japanese hanga woodcut

Japanese Hanga Woodcut, Counterpoint by April Vollmer, Japanese woodcut printed with Akua Liquid Pigment by hand with a baren
Japanese Hanga Woodcut, Counterpoint by April Vollmer, Japanese woodcut printed with Akua Liquid Pigment by hand with a baren

Use Akua Liquid Pigment

A Japanese hanga woodcut is a relief print made from a woodblock cut with tools. The ink is applied to the surface of the block with brushes.

Use Akua Liquid Pigment right from the bottle or mix with water and wheat paste or methylcellulose. The amount of each depends on the color you want, paper, and the humidity.  Note: Paste is optional. Some printmakers prefer the character of Akua Liquid Pigment with out the paste.