Printing tree rings/logs...
I am a capital 'B' beginner when it comes to printing. So I apologize if my questions/comments make your eyes roll.
After a trip out East I learned about gyotaku printing. I wanted to try it myself and began researching methods and materials. While doing this research I came across another artistic printing style: printing tree rings. So now I want to learn how to do this as well.
Since trees are far more available than fish where I live, I've actually done a few tree-ring prints. They turned out okay, but the ink I was using dried too quickly (applied to a pretty big slab of wood) so the ink coverage on the paper wasn't the best.
I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this type of printing. If you have, please describe your process, materials and level of success.
I've been using a water-based ink and standard sketch paper (60lb) purchased at Hobby Lobby. I'm going to try a rice paper, but I'd like to use a different, slower drying ink. Any suggestions?
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