How It's Made

The beauty of block printing is no two prints are exactly the same. Each print creates its own texture, making it one of a kind just for you.

Notebook showing

Every new block print starts with a bit of brainstorming that becomes a pencil sketch. Once the sketch is complete, I ready it for transfer to a block.

After transferring the artwork to the block, I carefully carve away the linoleum and leave the areas I want to ink. If a print requires multiple colors, then I carve multiple blocks.

Final block print alongside carved blocks.

Now that the block is carved, I mix the colors, roll out the ink on the block, and press the block onto the paper. Pulling away the paper reveals a unique print with its own texture.

Once dry, each print is ready to spread some good cheer!