Hi there. Hope you’re all well. Haven’t posted on WordPress for a while but I’m still adding to my portfolio of work.
Yesterday saw the launch of a range of my art on a variety of products from mugs and phone cases to leggings and greeting cards! Why not take a look and see if there’s something there for you – perhaps a unique throw cushion or a scarf. I will be uploading a few more images over the next few days, but it’s so nice to think that others will be able to enjoy some lovely creations I made with lino, on the gelliplate and while doodling highly patterned nature designs.
Best wishes to you all xx
The above print on recycled fabric was created by cutting an image in industrial lino (I had some offcuts) and then printing a texture using corn on the cob. Sweet corn is fun to use as it makes a perfect shape for rolling in the ink without getting too messy! I turned the design into a cushion cover with ties down the right hand side using small pieces of ribbon 🙂
Hi there everyone! Today, we set up the works’ 7ft 6″ Christmas tree in the foyer and it really put me in the festive mood. I thought this would be a good opportunity to offer one lucky person the opportunity to win a limited edition lino/gelli print of a hare that I printed this evening (the paint is still drying!!!).
To enter, all you need to do is either visit my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/squarebird.co.uk and comment after the relevant post beneath the hare print OR if you don’t use Facebook, comment at the bottom of this blog post why you think you should win it and whether it would be for yourself or a gift for someone else by midnight Friday 12th December (all time zones). Please check back Saturday to see who has won and it will be posted hopefully for you to receive it before Christmas. Yay!
Happy days!! 🙂
Oh, and here is a picture of the lino cut in progress and its first inking 🙂
The inked up plate just before I took the first ever print of the hare 🙂
Thought I’d share with you the finished print going off to raise funds for the charity Air Ambulance.
The Vincent motorbike lino cut has been placed over a gelliplate which includes an array of leaves and I’ve added a wash of coffee for the road and a bit of gold to bring out the logo.
This lino cut was made to raise funds for Air Ambulance. There is a large group of bikers who meet once a month and it’s their final meet of the season tomorrow. One of my limited edition prints from the lino will be sold off for the charity. Last time I auctioned one of my dot drawings of a motorcycle and it was bought by a motorcycle store.
Once the sketched outline was drawn onto the lino, I chose one of the smallest cutting tools and used this until the design was how I wanted it, then I removed some of the excess lino around the bike using a larger cutter.
After using a plain black block printing ink, I played around with different backgrounds, including leaves from the garden onto the gelliplate.
Still experimenting with lino and the gelli-plate, plus interchanging between acrylic paints and block printing ink. This little cutting was inspired by an embossed bottle I found while on holiday. It’s amazing where you can get textures from and what works and doesn’t.
Later, I will share with you different materials which can be used to make your own prints for minimum cost, including corrugated cardboard and polystyrene (known as a polyprint!).
A bottle print …
And lino with bubblewrap…