Christmas Card Collection 2014

Christmas!

What a beautiful chance to… well, let’s be honest, put some effort into making something and then having the perfect excuse to sell it and make some money for the holidays.

I decided to take up an opportunity and get into the Christmas Crafts fair (which was held on Dec 16th, at the Zen Bar). I was wondering what to do, and seeing how I was probably going to be pretty busy with uni work, I thought the best solution would be Christmas cards.

I was looking forward to screen printing, I hadnt done it since last year for the Prophecy project, and I was really excited. I asked printmaker Tom Martin for some guidance with how the new print studio works and all the tricks and bits I needed to refresh. He was so helpful it made me feel bad I was pulling him away from his work.

I wanted to keep away from the usual christmas-y vibe and make sure my prints show more of the winter mystery and the quiet gentleness of it. I wanted to keep it simple and visually pleasing, I suppose, and at the same time explore how different prints work.

here are the final prints:

1) Christmas Ball print

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2) Winter Landscape print

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3) Reindeer print

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4) Winter Forest print/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d7a/58572234/files/2014/12/img_6087-1.jpg

 

Here is how my little stall #13 looked like. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d7a/58572234/files/2014/12/img_6089.jpg

A try-out pyramid of the Forest print  Christmas cards (at home )/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/d7a/58572234/files/2014/12/img_6096.jpg