Wood Block Print: Step Six – Cleaning

Posted on: September 27th, 2014
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Cleaning 

If there are left over un-mixed colours, return them to their ink bins. If there is left over mixed ink, put it into wax paper or aluminum foil and save it for later. Once the bulk of it is collected, you can use a blade to more thoroughly clean the glass and spatulas. Pour vegetable oil on the table and spread it around with the roller. Wipe up the ink and oil with paper towel. Once all of the ink residue is removed from the glass table, remove the oily film using vinegar and a clean paper towel. You must clean ALL tools THOROUGHLY. The rollers need to be cleaned all around, up and down – edges and handle please.

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