Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Den

Here's another print from a little while ago; The Den. Two colors (silver and red(ish)), one block, 12.5"x19". A fun part of pulling this series was that I was mixing the red(ish) color as the print process went along. Therefore, coloration from print to print varies.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

El Fuerte!

This was one of my early prints. A one legged bird we called El Fuerte (the strong) due to it's "handicap". The first round, I made a stencil of the lettering and spray painted that down first before applying the print. Then ran the print over the spray paint. The second run, I just printed a solid orange background and printed the lino-cut over that.


I'm trying to do a series of simple one color Magpie prints. Here is the first one. I think it turned out pretty good. The second one I wasn't pleased with how it came out and am in the process of re-working it (photos to come soon).

6.5" x 8.5" printed on French Specketone Madero Beach 140# Cover.

The Tree

I made this three color linoleum print a little while ago and finally bringing it to the light of day. When I was first planning the print, I had not considered how overprinting colors would turn out. As it turns out, printing green over black does not work. Not wanting to abandon the print, I hand painted more leaves on the tree and gave it a fuller appearance. The branches are still visible through the leaves but are not so prominent as they were previously. Unfortunately, I do not have photos before the hand finishing.

The run was only five total, all of which will receive similar hand finishing.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Birthday!

If you haven't heard by now, House Industries launched their Photo Lettering site and I must say, it's pretty awesome!
I made some birthday cards with some type set from Swiss Interlock, printed on various leftover stock (probably French Speckletone Madero Beach (and no, I'm not getting anything from French Paper for using or mentioning their products)).

Happy Birthday Bro!

The Tree

I had taken a picture of this tree a long time ago and just recently decided to make a print of it. Unfortunately, I do not have a scan of the actual photo to show. It was a bit cooler in the shop during printing and the background started drying on the block as it was being printed and created an interesting modeling pattern. The tree image was printed using "mud bucket" ink (left over ink from other prints put into one container and mixed together). Printed on French Speckletone Paper Madero Beach (I've got a ton of this stuff).

Pick Up Truck

I drive past this truck quite regularly and it has always caught my eye.
After doing some research, I found out it's a '55 Ford. So I thought I'd try a print of it. I tried to keep it simple, just two colors, two blocks (not a reduction), on French Speckletone Paper Madero Beach (again).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I had a little fun building my first cigar box guitar recently. It was a very fun project and challenged my wood working skills. Be sure to check out the helpful folks over at for some tips and excellent pictures of their own handmade creations!

Christmas Cards

Here is a Christmas card that I screen printed last year. After going through the process, I have a new respect for the artists that pull their own posters
These cards are two colors (black over red), printed on French Speckletone Paper Madero Beach. Fonts used are Jessica Hische's Buttermilk and Cheltenham.
I had more waste than I anticipated but ended up with 29 good ones.

The Workshop

Here are some shots of the workshop.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I've started an adventure in printmaking, more specifically, linoleum cuts and screen printing. I hope to use this blog to document the adventure as well as other projects that come along.

Relax and have a drink while you're here.
Thanks for reading.