February 28, 2010

Printmaking: Take One

My one goal for this weekend was to prepare materials for the Drexel Art Auction. My scarf is finished and the flower broach has a pin back. For this year's auction I absolutely wanted to provide bidders (and all others interested in my work) with my contact information. I brainstormed ideas of how to present that information and business cards were the first method that came to mind. Since I just began making paper and doing linoleum block printing I wanted to make truly unique cards. Here are some photos of my first attempts.

Once the ink dries I will cut out the peony flower shape and write my information on the reverse side. These cards are works of art in themselves! I love creating them!


  1. I found you over at the Tara Frey blog (from your comment) and decided to check you out. I'm so glad I did! Roses, sewing, and even the purple blog are all things we have in common! I'll be back.

    PS - how are you liking the Tipping Point? Pretty interesting read, isn't it?

  2. Hi DuhBe! Thank you for the comment! Yes, we do seem to have purple, roses, and sewing in common! I must say your blog is spectacular! And your studio! It looks great. I am in the process of redoing a room in our house to be the studio and we desperately need wall shelves like you have!

    Your fabric roses are beautiful. I've been wanting to make some of those to use as broaches but I don't have the first clue of how to actually do it.

    Yes, The Tipping Point is a great read! I'll never look at Airwalks or Hushpuppies the same!

  3. Hi Pam - thanks for stopping by my blog!! You are so amazingly creative!! I love the printmaking - I haven't tried that yet! I also sew and do some knitting and am branching out into paper collage and stuff. Have a great day!!


  4. Hi Jackie! Thank you for kind words! My fiance is an artist who specializes in printmaking so I had fantastic one on one instruction! Paper collage is great. I've been considering combining my handmade paper with watercolor and fabric to make collages!