Woodcut Print 1 by Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

This is a Woodcut Print. I have originally inked up the wood before I started cutting it. I rolled around 20 plates with different colours. This sets up the background colours.

The following week I took the same piece of wood and started carving out the picture of the flowers and the birds. Inked up the plate and placed it over the already dry colour pieces of paper.

The end result is about 20 prints, all of which are unique and different. The prints are printed on University Paper with blue denim ink.


Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

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  • Barssel
    Barsselover 6 years ago

    Lovely image……………..

  • linsads
    linsadsover 6 years ago

    both your new additions are really lovely billy but i love the colours in this one. x

  • Thanks I like the coloured one better also. Not the best image though, so am going to take it again and hopefully show it in a better light. Looks so much better then this photograph I took. B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • toolesque
    toolesqueover 6 years ago

    whoa who a whoa , wait a minute.. ink & wood??? DO TELL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ok, first you find a piece of wood. Then you draw your image onto the wood. Then you cut out the negative or positive, whichever you prefer. Then you seal it with shellac. After its dry you roll (with a roller) the ink onto the plate. Place the paper over the top of the plate. Then carefully, with perhaps a spoon, rub all over the image. Check every know and then to see if there are spots that are not inking up. Its an old Japanese method. I love woodcutting. See me in ARtist Palette Magazien Issue no. 68 (one more month) for a woodcutting demonstration. Yipea!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • sorina
    sorinaover 6 years ago

    very beautiful print Billy!

  • bidjara
    bidjaraover 6 years ago

    Billy I love this piece…….and can appriciate the time it takes to produce such work…..gorgeous. Mel

  • Shannon Byous Ruddy
    Shannon Byous ...over 6 years ago

    This is incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of a Woodcut Print. So much work! The colors are absolutely so vibrant and gorgeous – and you are an awesome artist. I love it!

  • Hey, it is so nice of you to say so. I love woodcutting, its such amazing therapy for someone like me who likes to take something with her whereever she goes. Unlike painting, I can take my wood and tools with me and carve away wherever! The printing process is fun also.
    Thanks for commenting from so far away. Billy

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Denise Martin
    Denise Martinover 6 years ago

    This is just fabulous, Billy – another tour de force!

  • Maybe you like this one better, I still havn’t sent your print. But guess what school is over, its done! So now I go to the post office and mail your print. Ok, sorry to be a bother but email me at home again with which one you like (doesn’t matter about size) and your address. It goes out first thing Monday morning! Ah huh! No more excuses!

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • flipteez
    flipteezover 6 years ago

    Just incredible. l am so having tHiS kinda day l’m even wearing the same pink sitting in the afternoon sun looking out in my garden full of pink purple & fire red
    Looking at this makes my day even better XXXXXXX

  • PlanBee
    PlanBeeover 6 years ago

    wow! i have never seen someone put wood ink print on redbubble! what a good idea! i’m glad u did! it is a real skill and takes alot of work and paitence! u did a nice job

    what will the better image look like!!? :O

  • Wow thanks Bee, I did the second edition by cutting out more wood and getting more of the foreground to stand out. I just never took a picture of it. I should do that though. Thanks for your comments. Yea, woodcutting is so enjoyable for me, its just laying out the initial design that take my head forever to think of! Wish I could come up with one now, I’m dying to get woodcutting again. B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

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