Here are some photos and an explanation of the making of the "Accumulus" CD covers.
First, with a rubber roller, I roll out black water-based ink on a piece of glass. This transfers an even coat of ink to the roller:
Next, I roll the ink onto the woodblock. This block is a design I cut a few years ago:
Then I select a piece of paper for the print. This paper I made by hand in the late 90s and early 00s. I look for pieces that have the most perfect imperfections:
I place the proper side of the paper face down onto the inked block:
Then, I use a burnisher to rub the back of the paper, transferring the ink from the block to the paper:
Gently, I peel the paper off the block:
Finally, I let the prints dry:
All that's left is to cut the paper to the proper size, mount the prints on backing paper, and sign, date, and number them.
These are a few of the finished covers in their sleeves. Each is unique: