World Book Day

A rather delayed post as I was so busy it totally slipped my mind to blog about World Book Day!
Lil and I were invited to Ravensbourne College to run a screen printing activity for World Book Day. We created a design each for students to choose from and print onto a tote bag to take home.
We met so many lovely students who seemed really intrigued by the printing process and it was great seeing so many of them turn out brilliant prints.
Many thanks to Billie and Jessica for being wonderfully welcoming librarians and also wearing brilliant costumes! We had such a great night!

Cactus Prints

I've been making the most of the summer holiday by working on a new cactus lino print...and catching Pokemon of course.

Hen Do Printing

Here are some photos from the first hen do printing workshop I've ran. Each person had a piece of lino to cut their own design from and was provided with a selection of draw string and tote bags to print onto with a number of different coloured inks to choose from.

Wedding Invitations

When my wonderful friend, Beth, announced that she was getting married I instantly offered to print her wedding invitations for her. It was such a lovely opportunity to be able to use my skills to help her out and contribute towards what turned out to be a wonderful day.
We began discussing what her and her fiancee would like on their invites and decided to incorporate the flowers that would be in Beth's bouquet, fireworks (as they got engaged at Lewes bonfire night) and their pet rabbits.
I wanted to screen print the invites so that i could achieve a clean, clear finish with the fine lines in my illustrations. After agreeing on a design I prepared my screens for a two colour print and began printing.

Ruby's birthday party

It's been a while since I posted and there are a few things I've been busy with that I have been meaning to add on here. First off, Ruby's birthday party.
Lilli and I were really excited to run this printing activity as we had never ran one of our workshops at a birthday party before. Ruby's mum had been busy brainstorming lots of exciting things for Ruby's party to run along a dragons and princesses theme. Since she had been planning to put together some little party bags for Ruby's friends, we decided that this would also be a perfect print opportunity. Lilli and I created a selection of lino cuts for the children to choose from and they were able to print a design onto their own canvas party bag to take home with them, filled with sweeties too of course!
The day went really well and luckily the rain held off and we even had a bit of sunshine! We had so much fun printing with some wonderfully adorable children and creating personalised party bags. Here are a few photos from the day...

And I've also been practising another skill for children's parties...