Sunday, November 22, 2009

Purl Stitch Print

Purl Stitch Print

Purl Stitch Prints

The third and possibly final print in my knitting series is here! I have been in a creative slump lately but I've had this block carved for a while and needed to get it printed. This single color linocut joins the knit and yarn over stitches to complete a trio of knitting-themed prints. You can check this lasted print out on
Etsy along with the others.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Knit Stitch Print

Knit Stitch Print Close Up

Finally the next in my knitting series of prints has arrived! I have had this block carved for a while but some travel has interrupted my printing plans. I'm back and printed this last weekend. Its another nice single color print illustrating the basic knit stitch, foundation of many garments. You can find it for sale on Etsy now!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Yarn Over Knitting Print Finally on Etsy

A while back I decided to make a series of prints based on knitting. After my trial print didn't work out so well it took might quite a while to recarve it on another type of linoleum. Well, this new print is finally done and on Etsy!

I have three more knitting stitches that I'd like to make prints from and I'm going to use the same ivory paper with probably orange, a deep blue, and maybe a brown or brick red as the color for each print. I am a bit behind on my goal of one print a month so I'll have to double up this month!

Yarn Over Knitting Print Close Up

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Relay for Life Print

Relay for Life Print Drying

My friend Tina asked if I would donate a print to help raise money at her company's Relay for Life booth. I said yes and I'm really glad I did -- I was in a creative slump for a while and coming up with a print for this built my confidence back up and gave me some new ideas to work with. I gave myself a time limit to come up with a design and was able to come up with something I'm proud of without agonizing over it. I hope she likes it and it raises some money for the cause. If they have a website for the event I'll post it here.

Relay for Life Linoleum Block

Relay for Life Print Ready to Print

Relay for Life Print on the Press

Relay for Life Print Just Printed

Relay for Life Print

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Linocut Print Theme -- Knitting

Yarn Over Test Prints

I've decided to base my next series of prints on knitting -- my first trial print is one illustrating the yarn over stitch. I think I might do a series just on different stitches, but I'm not sure yet. This was carved on some old unmounted linoleum I got from Dick Blick some time ago. I really like how it carves but not so much how it prints -- the texture is too rough for me, plus I have to mount it if I want to print it on my Vandercook. My husband suggested trying to use sandpaper to make the texture better so I might try that next. I unfortunately bought this linoluem in bulk so I'd like to figure out a way to use it and be happy with it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trailer Print Round 2

Trailer Print #2 Another Closeup

I decided to carve up the last trailer print that I did because I wasn't very satisfied with it as a single color print. I carved out most of the back and created a desert scene to be printed in another color. I like how the landscape is pretty surreal when done in the silver. Both of these inks have a little shine to them which I like, although the ink coverage isn't 100% because of the black cardstock. Overall thought I think a big style improvement over the first one. This print is now for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Trailer Print #2

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kraftwork this Thursday

I'll be at Krafwork again this month. I need to make room for new designs so I'll be offering a buy two get one free sale on all my greeting cards!


Kraftwork is the ATL’s monthly indie craft market hosted by Young Blood Gallery & Boutique and the Indie Craft Experience. Each month features a showcase of crafters, snacks, cocktails and good times!

Join us the first Thursday of every month 7-10 p.m. at Young Blood - 636 N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306