Queen’s Lace is an original relief print on mulberry paper in three colors made from three woodburned and carved wood plates.
This is the key block
This is a print of the key block
The key block gets printed last, but it’s the first block that gets carved because it works as a sort of cartoon outline – it’s imagery tends to stretch across the block.
This is the second block
This is a print of the second block
Once the key block is done, I then print it or glue proofs of it onto the other blocks I’m going to use for the print. It’s a way to make sure that all of the blocks line up correctly when printed and also tells me where I need to carve on the block. You can see remnants of the glued proof I used in the image above.
This is a proof of the key block and the middle block. The key block is printed in blue and the middle block is printed in red. The darker purple lines you see come from the overlapping of the two plates.