Monday, November 30, 2009

Upstate Fancy Holiday Gift Guide 2009

Turns out my Penguin & Polar Bear Scarfs have been selected for the Upstate Fancy 2009 Holiday Gift Guide! There's a ton of good choices in there for shopping handmade this holiday season. I really like these:

Pocket Yetti's by Loveandasandwich
Mister Bear Pocket Notebook by Nowvember.
Journey Notebook by CrackedDesigns
Check out the guide and the artist, and also enter to win gifts from several crafters while you're there.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Video Tour of Our Shop

Curious Doodles and I have one more day a head of us @ Tribute Gallery with our Pop up shop. So far Day 1 and 2 have been a great deal of fun. Today we decided to make a small walk through video via my iphone to give you all a quick gander at the space and all the goods we have to offer. For those of you in PDX I hope you can come by for our last day tomorrow.

Black Friday Pop Up Shop Day One

We opened up shop yesterday morning at 10am and promptly made our first sale as the Macys day parade walked by. Thanks to everyone who stopped, shopped and talked with us! We closed up at 7pm and I could hardly stop smiling! We have 2 more days to go and lots of goodies to share, so come on by! Today's giveaway is the Pup & Sheep Scarf!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Multicolor Registration and Silkscreening

Color registration used to be my foe and involved lots of transparencies, single color at a time printing, tape, and a ton of time wasting.

After many methods, I've finally started using a registration board for lining up my color on the screens. This makes setting them up on press and getting reliable color placement super easy. I still use tape to mark were I lay my paper prints down at but laying all my colors at once instead of one at a time is a huge time saver.

I was first introduced to the registration board back when I took the Silkscreen Academy course from Ryonet. They offer a pre-made board for about $80 that's a bit fancy then what I needed. I got the idea to make my own when I visited and saw theirs. You can make one like mine for about $12, plus some time.
If you are doing anything with multicolor you're gonna want to setup one up. I used a piece of 25" x 25" plexi glass that I picked up at our local Ace Hardware. Then I taped off a space of 24" x 20" ( my screens actual size), and marked in the center lines. On the back, I taped registration marks for various size prints.
With your board in place you want to print your artwork transparencies with registration marks, typically this option can be found in most Adobe softwares print window. You want to put some tape on your transparencies then line up the marks by eye. When all lined up, you simply drop your screen onto the transparency using the boarder lines.

Once done you're all set to expose...
I'm actually posting this while I wait for the above screen to dry! Be sure to join us Friday, Saturday or Sunday for more Silkscreen demos during our Black Friday 3 Day event!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pup & Sheep - Wood prints

I've got these lil wood panels that I cut and sanded down from some found wood just over a year or so ago. Initially I printed up a small batch of Binary Thank You cards on them, but found the process to be really difficult. A year has passed, and my skill and understanding of my press has improved, so this time around, it was pretty easy.

A few post back I submitted this lil doodle of a pup and some sheep... I said I had more in store, and there's two other projects in the works with them, but these lil wood panels are almost done... All said and done, there are only 8 sheep and 4 pups. That's 2 sheep per pup per set. I need these through our Black Friday Event but will be placing them on Etsy afterwards.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Sneak peak of things to come

This process video is a time lapse of me printing an updated version of my Binary Thank You Cards. This time in A2 format and later today, I go on the look out for appropriate envelopes. They'll be available in my etsy soon but also @ our BlackFriday Event. Come check them out, along with a ton of other goods!

If the above video doesn't work, please check it out here!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Black Friday - With Diskgrunt and Curious Doodles

If you're in the Portland area during the Black Friday Weekend and want to get a start on your handmade holidays then come join Curious Doodles and I. We're having a Popup Show at The Tribute Gallery for 3 days of handmade arts, crafts, apparel, comics, bags and more. Including free demos each day at 2pm!

Open from 10am till 7pm Nov. 27th, 28th and 29th, come say hello!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday Cards - Available Now on Etsy

Some of you may remember these from last year, and a rarer few may actually have received one! Well the remaining 40ty cards are now available via my Etsy site in packs of 10 for $35.50.

Each card was hand silk screened with water based inks. The 3 color print features a playful brown & white Reindeer that's filled with a subtle pearl white snow flake pattern!

Check'em out over at Etsy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Shirts in Etsy Shop

Now available for $15 and $18 respectively! Checkout my Etsy shop for ordering!

Beyond the Rabbit Hole

I'll be showing some of my paintings @ the upcoming Tribute Gallery Show

My works will sit along side those by Jarrend Breedan, Ian Seniff & Anna Solcaniova King whom I don't know personally but I am excited to see their works and honored to hang beside them!

The show opens First Thurday Nov. 5th and Curious Doodles and I may be selling some of our wares that night only, so come on out!

Tribute Gallery is located @ 328 NW Broadway #117, Portland, Oregon


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