Gin print

New print & the process

Hello all!

Apologies for being a little AWOL recently, I’ve had a lot of things going on in life but things are starting to get back to normal(ish) now and I thought it was time for another post.

Over the past month I’ve been slowly working on a new print design to go alongside the drinks series, it was inspired by a Pink G&T and I cannot tell you how happy I am with the results! You can find them here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The process behind this print was a slightly lengthy one, so I thought I’d tell you a little about it.

Like all my lino prints the design starts as a simple pencil drawing, which I trace and transfer* onto a rubber lino block. I then go over the design in a marker pen so it doesn’t rub off so easily & get carving.

As this piece had various colours I needed to print the outline of the glass first in order to get an accurate shape for the colour which would go inside. I then carved this shape out  of another lino piece. The lime wedges and berries are also carved separately, each layer is printed individually and left to dry for a couple of days before printing the next colour to avoid colour blurring. I hope you can see why it took my almost a month to complete! 

I hope you found this post insightful into how my prints are made. I love the intentional nature of lino printing, it is a slow but rewarding process.

*Transfer is basically flipping the tracing paper over and re-drawing over it – very technical practice!

Lino prints - harbour series

The ‘Harbour’ Collection

Hello!

I just wanted to pop in and tell you all I’ve FINALLY managed to get my most recent Cornish Harbour prints listed on my Etsy shop.

I say finally because it has honestly taken me months, not only to get them designed, carved & printed, but to get them photographed & listed too! At least they’re out in the wild now, available to purchase & be positioned pride of place in your house!

Porthleven Harbour Lino Print

Lino prints - harbour series

 

I think this series will continue to grow over time so please do let me know if you have other suggestions for the series. I’m always on the look out for another adventure & sourcing inspiration.

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