I love carving animal blocks and since it's Global Tiger Day, I sketched out and carved this guy this morning.
Another stamp I made this week. I also created a repeating pattern to coordinate with my popular Camping in the Wild fabric (middle).
I recently added some more summer themed prints to my Spoonflower shop. I've been updating and adding my patterns to my tumblr pattern blog here.
Another piece in my Silkscreen bird series: Puffins. These delightful birds were really fun to create. This limited edition of 25 prints is a 5 color print.
After carving my floral block and creating the Butterfly Garden collection, I knew I wanted to continue with that process. Spoonflower's sewing notions contest seemed really appealing and I got my tools out and began carving some of my favorite vintage inspired sewing notions. The block is 6"x 8" and I'm also offering it as a print in my shop.
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.