Posted by Dave Bull at 2:04 AM, April 20, 2012 [Permalink]
The final two steps use blocks that will be applied to all prints in the series - first the border lines and series title:
And then the Plum Blossom embossing for a decorative border:
This embossing is similar to the one I carved for the previous Mystique series, but has an interesting difference. There are ten Japanese characters 'buried' in it, reading: 版画玉手箱 日本の美術 (Hanga Tamatebako - Nihon no Bijutsu), which is of course the name of the series in Japanese.
And now, I'm going to take off my printer's hat for a week or so, strap on my tool belt, and get busy on the case production line ... (I'll post an update on this tomorrow ...)