I enjoyed making our holiday cards so much I decided to make Thank You cards also. This Chinese food takeaway carton inspired piece is my first print of 2019. Read More
I made linocut holiday cards this year and am so pleased with how they turned out. The design is inspired by Prince so I printed with purple ink. While the ink was still wet my wife carefully applied superfine glitter to the Prince nutcracker in the center. It’s not Christmas without glitter!
Prince fans will understand the reference in “Let’s Get Nuts”, but if you’re rusty with 1980’s pop music lyrics I will help you out. The lyric is from 1984’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”
I printed the cards by hand with a glass baren from Iron Frog Press. Their Print Frogs, as they are called, are a joy to print with and well worth the price if hand printing is your thing. The glass baren is a work of art in itself.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
I am pleased to announce the Siver Black online store is open! Above are my first two print offerings: “Homage to JCV” and “Homage to JCV 2”. The black ink print is a limited edition of 47, the color print an edition of 12. These are hand-pulled by me in my studio, not made by machines.
The shop only has US shipping listed. Message me for international shipping prices.
This is a trial proof of the color version of my new woodcut print. I printed magenta first, then blue, then yellow, and finally black. The yellow block is where the magic happens,
I completed this woodcut about two weeks ago as a birthday gift for my mom. The motif is based on a design her grandfather created. Juan Cleo Valenzuela was a skilled leather crafter and saddle maker in California.
I am currently working on a design for a bookplate. The cutting is nearly complete; all that remains is the name at the bottom. The text must be carved in reverse because it prints as a mirror image. After carving is complete I can ink it up and print it.
The piece I made at Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints was selected for the Steamrolled VII exhibit! I am super excited.
I am a procrastinator. I am really good at it. I don’t want to be that anymore. Read More