Thursday, December 11, 2014

Linocut Christmas Cards, Printing for Fun and Sharing Art



Printed and Drying
Christmas Card Linocuts
Love linocut!  What better way to say Merry Christmas than to share art with a handmade Christmas card.  I have been a little slack on sending out cards in the past few years, but this year, I've changed it up.  Seems I've been bitten by the printing bug in a number of ways and its been taking up lots of creative space in my brain.

Inking Up
This past weekend, I spent Saturday and Sunday making and printing more encaustic collograph prints.  This time in the studio of Elise Wagner.  Printing is such a brain teaser for me - I love the mental gymnastics workout that it gives me.  Thinking in reverse, positive and negative space and of course throwing in the fundamentals of composition just to keep things exciting.


Artist Proofs
 
I love the graphic nature of the linocut.  The designs can be complex or simple - but the contrast is what is the tell all if it works or not.  Good things happening here and I'm super proud - I only cut my fingers twice :) 

Mounted on cards and ready to send


Now I just have to get these addressed and out in the mail.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!  And, Happy Friday everyone!


21 comments:

  1. Wonderful linocut cards, they do have wonderful lines.

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  2. Gorgeous lino cuts, loved your cards! Happy PPF!

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  3. Marji these are great, I love them!

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  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the designs.

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  5. Beautiful Christmas linocuts/prints, Marji. And I'm so glad you are the featured artist this week with your beautiful bird.

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  6. Your linocut cards are really great! I am sure you will make many people smile when they receive these in the post. Happy PPF! Emma xx

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  7. You are so talented! How lovely.

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  8. Wonderful idea, and the cards look great! Congrats on being the featured artist on PPF!

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  9. the cards are beyond beautiful and I can't wait to see more printing from you...people are going to love getting these cards, and it will be so special for everyone to ge a piee of your art... very cool when you think about it...xx

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  10. So beautiful..such fantastic work...very festive and magical!Always a joy to visit you creative realm!

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  11. I love the strong graphic feel of your linocut Christmas prints. The 3 designs are amazing too. Blessings!

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  12. oh my, these are gorgeous! Very special to receive handmade cards!
    I bet these will be saved.

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  13. Love them...so unique and fabulous!! They are fitting for the North west too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Love those cards - my brain wants to explode when I have to consider all that (I can't do the corners for wallpaper either! LOL) Beautiful and frameable cards.

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  15. I really really like these-the designs just seen to lend themselves perfectly to this particular technique and I think it's a wonderful way to give people a unique and original piece of art at Christmas.

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  16. I am a fan. You work always speaks to me, Margi. Happy holidays.

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  17. Hi Marji, they are wonderful. I had a look at your art on your other blog and it is beautiful. You are very talented. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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