We spent a delightful morning at the Tina Bolton Photography studio this week, photographing our prints for display in the ‘designed by wink’ Etsy shop and we’re over the moon with the results of the photoshoot.
A4 Camper Van Print - £15
A4 ‘Put your feet up’ Tea Print - £10
A4 Personalised Owl Print - £15
A3 Graphic ‘NOEL’ Christmas Print - £20
These are just a few of the lovely prints we have for sale, there are lots more in the shop - why not go and have a look?
Setting up the shots was a lot of fun, and we must say a big thank you to Tina for providing all the props. We think they really help to enhance the prints. Here are some images we took when we were setting up the shots:
Visit the shop now! More unique, beautifully designed items are being added regularly. And remember that we also take commissions to design personalised prints. They make fantastic gifts and what’s more, you won’t see them on the High Street!
I think it’s a lot of fun (especially the bit about waving your hands in the air like you just don’t care...)!
If you have a forthcoming special event, why not commission Wink to make a card or print - and put a smile on your favourite person’s face
Lino cutting tool and blades
Linocut printmaking dates back to the turn of the century when was originally used to print wallpapers. In later years artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Escher all used linocuts, which helped to establish it as a professional print medium. Using a sheet of linoleum, sharp knives and special v-shaped chisels are used to gouge the surface, leaving raised areas onto which ink is placed and a print can be made by pressing the linocut onto a sheet of paper.
As the end of the school term approaches I decided to cut a print that could be used as a design for a Teacher’s Thank You card. In the picture below you can see the linocuts I made and their mirror-image prints on the paper. Visit the shop so see the finished card, made using the original paper print combined with contemporary digital methods.