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Re: Mike and Linda transfer process


From: Kevan Nitzberg (knitzber_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 30 2004 - 20:45:58 PST

Here is another approach to transferring an image to a printing block
for carving.

If you have access to Adobe Photoshop:

1) Copy / Paste an image into Adobe Photoshop
2) Use the Image / Size tool to adjust the size of the image to the
size of the block
3) Use the Transition tool to alter the image to straight white / black
contrast - the amount of white and black can be controlled using this
4) Print the image
5) Draw the dark area on the tracing paper heavily with a soft lead
pencil, preferably a 6B lead
6) Turn the paper over and place the paper on the printing block.
7) Use a printing spoon (or tool), to rub the heavily leaded drawing
onto the block
8) The block now has the reversed (mirror) image of the original
drawing rubbed onto it ready for carving
9) The dark areas represent the areas NOT to be cut which, instead,
will receive the ink
10) Carve and print
11) Note: you can also effect a 'negative' image by carving out the
darkened areas and leaving the unmarked portions of the block alone