I was playing with the prints I made on Tuesday, here is the post. I tried some fading techniques and I drew on the print with a thick pen. I love the strength of the line of the flowers and It inspired me to carve a small block and see how it would print.
I transferred my sketches a first using graphite on the back of my drawing paper but I made a mess! That is why I ended up drawing directly onto my block with Sharpie®.
I went ahead and carved the small blocks with different size tools for a thick and thin version to match my drawings. I cut the edges aroung the thistle- like flower design.
Here are three test prints.
A mix of watercolor and relief printing.
Carved Thistle Flower by Velásquez©2013