At the beginning of this week my mum asked me to make her some cards after seeing my birdy lino (see page 2 of the 'Loveliness not Perfection' book). I thought I would post her a surprise. I made 6 cards - very very simple - just a gloss card with the lino print on japanese washi paper. I thought of doing a few paper layers but I thought the prints worked better on their own.
Being able to work on the messiest of desks (note the CD, internet connection, sketch book, toilet paper for blotting my watercolours!)
I love how you can print in the smallest of spaces without a press and still get a nice result. Gotta love the little things.
Tools of my trade.
After so many years I have amassed rather a large collection of tools. Tools for printing, for cutting, for painting, for collage, for sketching, for sewing, phew.
I ran out of the cream/white washi so had to move onto the cream/yellow. It was ok but not as nice.
Finito with a silver ribbon
And this is the little parcel I sent my mum. Her name is Helen so I addressed it "Herron, from your ruvry dorter", only because I think I am quite funny most of the time.
I think she will be surprised. Please Australia post, don't let me down (this time).