Printing tree rings

December 1, 2012

My thanksgiving project was to attempt to print tree rings. The book Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill inspired me to try this project.

Here’s how I did it:

Step 1: Find or cut a wood stump with a flat top.

Step 2: Clean and sand to wood top to be very smooth.

Step 3: Burn the top of the wood to recede the soft wood

Step 4: Roll on printmaking ink with brayer.

Step 4: Lay paper down and rub back of paper with spoon to create print.