Block Print Tabbies Set, Sunshine and Flowers and Let Me Clean You Up

matted framed block print of two cats

Let Me Clean You Up

This is the second set of four that I’ll be featuring during this week. Each is a set of two, and the series contains four designs.

Printed in hand-mixed rust-color water-based block print ink on purchased orange fleck handmade paper, these prints are matted with natural white acid free mat, backed with acid free foam core, and framed in a flat profile oak wood frame with premium quality glass.

The stripes made me do it! The clarity of tabby cat stripes as they outline a cat’s features and define its shape has always been an inspiration for more graphic designs in this four-part series.

matted framed block print of a nice tabby

Sunshine and Flowers

Two of the designs were inspired by my cats: “Fawnball” is how Fawn always kept an eye on me, and “Wrinkled Pajamas” is how Stanley looked when he slept, like a pile of laundry. The other two designs, “Let Me Clean You Up” and “Sunshine and Flowers” are from friends’ photos.

Block printing is a technique wherein the artist carves the surface of a piece of linoleum, leaving raised areas which will become the image. Ink is rolled onto these raised areas, then a piece of paper is pressed against the block and when it’s lifted away the ink remains, leaving the image on the paper.

All are printed with a variety of colors and purchased handmade papers then matted and framed entirely by the artist. All are in 5” x 7” wood frames including glass and acid-free mat and backing.

You can find this set of prints in my Etsy shop, or if you are local to me I actually have these on display in my shop in Carnegie, in the back room at Carnegie Antiques, 423 West Main Street.

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