In thinking about opening an online shop featuring my printmaking I knew I wanted to contribute to the long tradition of block printing textiles. Here's a look at some of my experiments on a variety of fabric types. I'm currently narrowing down a line of pillows, clutches, and tea towels for my new shop.
This collection is inspired by the 90s. I have tried to put my own personal mark and style onto this returning trend. I've titled this series "Rad Tiger Party" and these prints and other colorways are available in my Spoonflower shop.
Here is the second set of hand-carved blocks which I have been working on the last couple of weeks. It is always fun to experiment with rainbow roll ink gradients, ghost printing, and repeating the design element in different arrangements. Since I use these designs in the digital medium, I typically print these at least two times; once in fun color version and once in solid black for scanning. Follow me on instagram for these process shots as they are completed.
I always enjoy creating summer patterns. This year I made a collection of "Sweet Treats" illustrations of ice creams and doughnuts for my Spoonflower shop. These prints and additional colorways can be seen here.
This post follows part one in the Bird Silkscreen Prints series. Here's a look at the Crane, Peacock, and Toucans. Each of these prints has five colors and were screen printed by me in my studio; they are all in an edition of 25.
If you follow me on instagram, you've been seeing me carving and printing a lot of stamps. I typically work in a series of 4-8 designs which can all fit together. I love how the block printing inks give great texture on the paper when I expand these into repeat patterns and/or silkscreen prints.
The bird block stamps I've recently completed have formed the basis of a series of silkscreen prints. I've used a variety of elements to tie the series together in 4-6 color prints. Here's a look at the Flamingo, Pelican and Swan prints.
This collection is my first floral pattern design work! Every element was hand-carved from a linoleum block and hand printed before creating the repeats. I've titled it "Butterfly Garden." It's currently available as fabric in my Spoonflower shop.
At the same time I was carving the Safari Animals and designing the silkscreen prints, I knew I wanted to make a bird collection as well. It is always very rewarding to sketch, carve, print, and then work with the block print to design the silkscreen art print. Here are the birds in their carved blocks and printed on French Paper Co. stock with water-based block printing inks.