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: Woodblock print

02-28-2016, 06:10 AM
Hi, I'm just trying to see if anyone has any ideas on possible ways to do what I'm wanting to do. I'm about to start carving an impression onto a wood sleeper that will be placed into my garden. I thought it would be cool if I took some woodblock prints off it once carved. However the issue I have is that I will be carving the piece as it's meant to look, not a mirror so the block print comes out facing the right way. Anyone know of a technique or trick that will allow me to carve the impression as it's meant to be and then take a block print of it but not have the print then be a mirror of the carving. I want the carving the and prints to face the same way.

Many thanks

Susan Mulno
02-28-2016, 07:31 AM
Hello, welcome!

I know nothing about wood arts, outside the fact I like seeing them. :biggrin:

Hopefully someone here will be able to assist.

02-29-2016, 05:01 AM
I think you're asking for the impossible here.

03-01-2016, 04:55 PM
I like impossible :) makes it more fun. Might have a play first with some sort of transfer system where I can print it onto something and then press that onto the finish paper. With run some tests and see what happens. Thanks for the cents so far. I look forward to hearing from anyone else that might have an idea, even if just a theory.

03-01-2016, 05:08 PM
You could do a reverse mold using surgical plaster of paris..

03-02-2016, 10:17 AM
Mikeop99 I don't know if u are on Pinterest or not, but it's a good reference spot for lots of things.

Personally, I have no clue. :unhappy:

Welcome though!!

03-11-2016, 12:14 PM
Thanks for that leighann and meli. I'll have a look at both suggestions. I hope to run some tests on some ideas in the next few weeks.