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Badger wood engraving

Badger wood engraving

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An original wood engraving of a badger looking into its den, engraved into a block of boxwood.

Printed on 250gsm Somerset Satin paper with Cranfield Caligo safe wash oil-based ink. Signed on the front. This is a limited edition of 50 prints. This print is available both mounted and unmounted.

Paper size: 10 x 10cm
Mount size: 15 x 14.5 cm

Wood engraving is a type of relief print, meaning the areas intended to stay white are carefull carved out with specialist tools known as 'gravers'. These are designed especially for wood engraving and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Wood engraving lends itself to fine detailed work and as a result the prints tend to be smaller than some other print mediums.

Boxwood is considered a premium wood for engraving due the dense nature of the fibres. The wooden block is first prepared by smoothing the end grain surface and dyeing it a darker colour so that the engraved lines can be seen more clearly.

This print started life as a pencil drawing and was then transferred to the prepared block. This provided a rough guide to follow during the engraving stage. You can see a short video of the engraving process in the image carousel.

As prints are made individually by hand please expect slight variation in detail and colour density, which makes every print unique.

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