Monday, January 31, 2011

Linoleum Printing

First lino-cut I've done in about 20 years. Not great but not bad either. Remembering the nuances of cutting as I go. A little over inked on the print.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day Designs...

I actually found some time to work on new designs for my Cafe Press shop. YAY!!! They started out as a set of six 1" button designs that I sold at Christmas. They did so well during the holidays that I thought they would do well in my shop. As of now I have only converted three out of six of the designs but, unfortunately, it looks like I won't have time to do the other three.

These designs were created as vector art using Adobe Illustrator. It has become my program of choice as I can create a piece of art without having to worry so much about the resolution and size for final output... That is the lovely advantage of vector art... very easy to scale up or down plus I can rastorize it if I really need to.

I have also been pondering doing them as letterpress prints. I even bought some linoleum today for carving. I think I know which one I am going to try first but would like other opinions. What do you think?

Blue Love

Heart 'n Arrows

Love 'n Heart

FYI... Cafe Press has sales all the time. Right now through the 27th(tomorrow) it's buy a mug get one free. Just use the code LATTE upon checkout. Maybe you will find something you like for your honey... *wink wink nudge nudge*... or yourself...