Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wood, brass and felt
Delicate parts of the design, such as a flower stem, were achieved with an inlaid brass strip. Small brass picots or pins could be pounded into the wood block to emphasis an element in the design or scattered throughout the block to give a speckled look to the background of the design.
To achieve a solid looking area of color in the design, a portion of the block was hollowed out and filled with a felt pad. This allowed the dye or mordant to be applied evenly.