Here's a quick look on how I make a clean wood block print. I took these 6 pics today while printing the the 5th red print(out of 10 red prints) of my 'Amaze 2015'. I'm bored with 'red' so I'll start with the 10 'blue' prints this afternoon.The roundish thing is used to equally press the paper onto the woodblock which is covered in red ink. The spoon and wedge are used to emboss the lines(rubbing) and the brush is used to spread lead powder-from a pencil- over the impression so that I can see where I have already 'rubbed'.
I use a 250(g) Stonehenge 'white' paper which is heavy and sturdy enough to support my kind of brutal 'rubbing' or embossing. -It's like a workout!