The Story of a print

Oxford Botanic Garden. Cards printed

Recently I visited Oxford Botanic Gardens.

Oxford Botanic Garden some interesting pitcher plants
Oxford Botanic Garden some interesting pitcher plants

I had a really great day and as I took a few photos while I was there I’ve decided to make some prints inspired by my visit.

I started with this drawing ~30 x 37cm, drawn onto tracing paper and reversed for print, ready for transfer onto the woodblock. I had finished my drawing I decided to take a small detail from it and make it into a new card design.

Initial sketch ready for transfer to the block

 

Drawing for card
Drawing for card
Drawing On tracing paper-reversed
Drawing On tracing paper-reversed
Block cut for card
Block cut for card
Checking the block
Checking the block
Card Ready to print
Card Ready to print
Rolling up the ink
Rolling up the ink Rainbow roll.
Block for card inked up
Block for card inked up
Cards completed
oxford botanic garden card design
oxford botanic garden card design