No, not the book Jane Austen never got to write but close. This is the story of the nice little piece of, yet unfinished, embroidery above. If you follow me on Instagram (and why wouldn’t you: @kenguroo) You have seen it in progress and may have recognized the design from different places (like the very last post before my long hiatus for example) but here is the full history: If you are an artist or a craftsman /woman, you know what I’m talking about. You have an idea. Its g
It’s that time of year again! Post your comment here from now until January 1st at midnight and enter to win a tote and a tea towel calendar. Both are designed by me and are on sale on Etsy.
There are some consolation prizes as well.
Happy Holidays! #Etsy #peacock #printmaking #birds #2012 #calendar #printmaking #illustration #totebag #teatowel
I am exhausted and splattered with turquoise ink from head to toe but second color is down! Few little misses here and there (adds character) but the transparency works and over all looks great. Only 2 classes left so Ill try and come in to do the last color this week. Can’t wait to see it done! #Etsy #peacock #printmaking #birds #2012 #calendar #printmaking #teatowel
I wanted to try this for a while – a trial run of 15 tote bags by myself available now on etsy. Free shipping anywhere in the world for a limited time. If this will work out I will have more bags and designs soon.
Have a look here #Etsy #birds #printmaking #illustration #totebag
Printed first color tonight. It looks perfect. Super hard
work though my back is killing me! Here is a picture of the towels drying on the rack. No class next week because of Thanksgiving so can’t do anything till the 30th. Very frustrating I’m dying to see
them finished… #Etsy #peacock #printmaking #birds #2012 #calendar #printmaking #teatowel
My new 3 colors + transparency design for a screen printed tea towel. It is inspired by the time honored tradition of calendar towels during the golden era 1950s-1970s.
I’m starting to print a small edition of 20 towels on Wednesday. Very exciting! #Etsy #peacock #printmaking #birds #2012 #calendar #printmaking #teatowel
This was hard! I got a lot of prints wrong. The point is to print with 2 transparent colors and where they overlap they create a third color. Here is the original design: I’ve tried 2 color combinations: magenta and cyan and bright orange and turquoise. the second option is more successful i think If the 2 colors don’t align slightly it looks charming and hand made but some of them came out completely misaligned which looks like this: I’ve got some good prints out of it but n
These cheeky mermaids are my project 2 in silk screen class: 2-color print (in black and gold). they are based on my more-simple block print design earlier this year. After trying silk screen I may never block print again… Its just SO much more fun not to mention easier and with better results. I’m still glad I got that amazing German press though. This original hand-made print will be up for sale in my etsy shop in December. My next project is a 2 color print with overlap
Today was our first actually-printing silk screen class and it was really fun! we started with the most simple – one color prints. Mine is of a design I made of birds in a tree. It came out really well in dark olive green on really nice heavy rag paper. Next week I will start my 2 color print – It’s of my second favorite motif – mermaids! I cant wait. At the end of the semester I will put them all on etsy all signed and numbered and very reasonably priced. I might also have