This press…is never used.  Except by me…to flatten cartoon cats who are chasing me.

This press…is never used. Except by me…to flatten cartoon cats who are chasing me.

Not to brag, but check out how uselessly feature-packed my new phone is.  Whuuuuuut!!

Not to brag, but check out how uselessly feature-packed my new phone is. Whuuuuuut!!

…aaaaaaand layer 12.  reduction woodcut.  Semi-finished, I guess.  Now I can do some chine colle and stuff.  Happy with it.  For now.

…aaaaaaand layer 12.  reduction woodcut.  Semi-finished, I guess.  Now I can do some chine colle and stuff.  Happy with it.  For now.

layer 11 of 12, without 1-9.  this particular impression is from me running excess ink off the block after printing.

layer 11 of 12, without 1-9. this particular impression is from me running excess ink off the block after printing.

wip: new reduction woodcut started.  but to whoever mag’d the entire can of white ink: i will find you, and i will hug you.  to death.

wip: new reduction woodcut started. but to whoever mag’d the entire can of white ink: i will find you, and i will hug you. to death.

realistartistonly asked:

hello your prints are amazing, im a printmaker to. i was wondering ive done linoleum all my life but whats a good wood that won't chip

Thanks a bunch!I use Poplar and MDF, since everything else gets pricey pretty quickly.

Pretty much, I use MDF (medium density fiberboard) for most everything.  Some people hate it, but it seems good to me.  Easy to carve, and it comes in 8x4ft sheets from Lowes Home Improvement for $25-$35.  And they will cut it down for you.  The only thing it is that it get WRECKED by water.  So, when all carving is done, I use a 50/50 mix of shellac and isopropol (rubbing) alcohol.  3 coats all over, and it’s good to go.