Christmas 2016

This year I succeeded in going back to hand printed cards and it feels like a small victory in the department of personal creativity. Nevertheless, I didn’t start until the beginning of November and ran into some ink problems as I was finishing up hand colouring. Ink was still offsetting 3 weeks after printing! New Year’s resolution: start cards in July! Below, some documentation of the process. Merry Christmas and best wishes in the New Year to you and your family!

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The finished design: hand painted linocut with hand lettering. B. Wanhill. December 2016.
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Idea: sketch of my alpine rock jasmine. (dark photo: it’s near winter here.)
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Rough design included a snowflake I quickly drew in the app: Amaziograph.
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I started carving on November 8 and finished November 19.
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On November 25, I printed 28 cards and on December 3rd I hand painted them.
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There was hope I would send out 50 cards, so I played with the original print in Prisma app. to increase card count.
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Finished design omitted snowflake and included hand lettering learned from a workshop with Christopher Rouleau.

4 thoughts on “Christmas 2016

  1. So great seeing you at the sale in Inglewood!!!

    I love my card!!! Tis beautiful 😘 Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    Sent from my iPhone

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