Valentine’s Sale on Etsy

I am having a 10% off Valentine’s Day sale in my Etsy Shop.  There are 70 items all featuring a 10% discount on already reduced prices.  Have a look!  Here’s a selection.

You can visit my shop here or click on the link on the sidebar!


The Magic Tree

COL235-001The Magic Tree is the last of the collagraphs I have printed for the year.  The plate was made with real lichen and tree bark.  The plate was quite fragile and is why I have only made 3 prints in the series plus one Test Print.  This edition is now available for sale in my Etsy shop here.


The image is 5×5 inches on A4 size, Acid Free, Mixed Media paper (bright white).  A couple of options for framing are shown above.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my art journey this year.  I am looking forward to seeing what I end up doing next year!  Until then, happy creating!



The Green Man-A Happy Accident


In this run up to Christmas, I haven’t had any work on, so I have had plenty of time to catch up with things, write some blog posts, scan prints and a host of other things.  I have even managed to tidy up my dining room and now we can eat at the table.  I have now finished printing up the collagraphs I made here, and will be having a short break from printing to enjoy doing other things.

COL231-001As I mentioned before, the first print is usually a test print.  On one of my walks, I found some moss, lichen, and bark.  I made up a collagraph plate with moss and bark and some other plant matter.  I was hoping that it would look like a rotten tree trunk that I had seen in the woods.  When putting the first print through the press, I got the above, minus the pencil work.  I had to raise the rollers up during printing as the plate wouldn’t go through properly.  I ended up with a dark line at the top of the print where I started rolling.  The printing got better and even the more prints I made, as the press does flatten down the plant matter.

However, I wasn’t 100% with my prints, until I turned it over.

COL231-001The print line made a natural surface where a plant is sitting.  As I started to embellish each print with watercolor to make a surface, I noticed that there was a sort of face in the bark, so I highlighted that with some Derwent Graphitint pencils.  That is how I made The Green Man.    Six of these were printed on Acid Free Mixed Media paper and are now listed in my Etsy Shop here.

The image is 4×5 inches on A4 paper and can be framed in a more square format or portrait.

Thank you for stopping by!