Block Print Tabbies in Burgundy and Brown

matted framed block print of two cats

Let Me Clean You Up, block print © B.E. Kazmarski

Printed in warm brown water-based block print ink on purchased orange threaded handmade paper, these prints are matted with natural white acid free mat, backed with acid free foam core, and framed in a flat profile burgundy wood frame with premium quality glass.

Here is the last of the four sets of these framed block prints which I currently have on hand. I have singles in many different combinations, and I’ll feature them sometime soon.

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.

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.

matted framed linoleum block print

Wrinkled Pajamas, block print © B.E. Kazmarski

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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