When I got serious about making prints buying paper was a significant pain point. Paper can get expensive, and I was worried I might mess up while printing on it.
Everyone should feel comfortable using specialty printing papers. That’s why I wrote five rules to follow when tearing paper. When you follow these rules, tearing paper becomes a ritual leading up to the printing process, and no longer a chore.
Woodblock printing is growing in popularity because the craft requires no special equipment like a press or drying racks. Aside from specialty materials like Japanese stencil brushes and barens, everything you need can be found at your local hardware and art supply stores.