i've traced a design on common tracing paper and tried to glue
it onto shina plywood using nori straight from the tube.
each time, the paper expands and the design wrinkles.
if there is too much glue the design is increasingly deformed,
and tears when i try to straighten it out. too little, and some areas
of glue dry out, leaving the design only partially bonded to the
this is the best i could do with tracing paper and nori (attached).
it really looks like it would be difficult to carve, and i think the design
is more deformed than may be apparent by just looking at it.
i'm going to try the contact sheet method Bull-san describes here:http://woodblock.com/encyclopedia/entri ... 19_01.html
but trace the design instead of printing it from a copier.
i really wish there were some way to get the image onto the
block in a more traditional way, without copiers, copy paper,
and spray glue.
would diluting the nori with water help? any other suggestions?
btw, this block is about 20x15 cm.