The beauty of block printing is no two prints are exactly the same. Each print pulls with its own texture, making it one of a kind just for you.
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 linoleum block.
After transferring the artwork to the block, I carefully carve away the linoleum. If a print requires multiple colors, then I carve multiple blocks.
By carving the block, a raised surface is created. This surface holds the ink that creates the printed artwork.
Now that the block is carved, I mix the colors, roll out the ink on to the block, and hand burnish the back of the paper to transfer the print.
Finally, I pull the paper away from the block revealing the hand printed linocut artwork. Each print pulls with a unique texture, making it one of a kind.
Once dry, each print is ready to spread some good cheer!