Archive for the zodiac Tag

Capricorns Unite!

This weekend my Capricorn letterpress card was included in a delightful little treasury! It is definitely worth checking out the other artistic interpretations of the sign:

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Time Lapse Video of Zodiac

This video has been a long time in the making, only because I kept getting distracted. But here it is, finally! It is a time-lapse of the carving process for my “Zodiac” print. The video focuses on the tools and process of relief printmaking. For more information on this print or to see more of my work, please visit my
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Chinese New Year Treasuries

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Today is my lucky day! My “Zodiac” print has been featured in TWO Etsy treasuries. Check them out, and show them some Etsy love: And number two:

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Dragon! You can pick up your very own “Zodiac” print in my Etsy Shop to commemorate the holiday!

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Zodiac Quilt Block

Every year since the 1970’s the Old Aurora Colony Museum (in Aurora, OR) has held a quilt show. They display beautiful quilts in addition to traditional quilting demonstrations, a quilt raffle, and a block contest. This year my grandmother-in-law “voluntold”* me to make a block for the contest. The 20 winning blocks will be used in the 2012 raffle quilt.
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Printing The Zodiac

My latest print, Zodiac, was inspired by Chinese cut paper designs. The border pattern is a traditional design, and  I really wanted to print it in a bright red to mimic the traditional color of the cut-paper. I finally got my printing equipment back after the move, so I was dying to use my little Richeson “baby” etching press. This
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Dry Proofing

When getting your press set up and ready to print, you have to make certain adjustments based on the variable height of parts of your block and the pressure on the press. You definitely want to make these adjustments BEFORE you start messing with ink. The best way to do this is to “Dry Proof.” Essentially, this is just running
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