Saturday, 2 May 2015

Spring






It's been such a long time since I last posted, time to dust of the cobwebs get the printing ink out and start printing again! 
Life has been very tumultuous to say the least this past year, lots of health developments and hurdles to overcome (a long story!)  but thankfully after many tests I have finally been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Hopefully, I will now be able to manage this with the right medication and move forward. 
Cutting the plates has proved to be quite painful, and results in sore wrists and arms, so I am on the look out for some softer vinyl use. Watch this space!
As always part of healing and recovering is learning to enjoy the simple things in life. This new print celebrates the precious time I get to spend in the garden, stylised magnolias and foliage and that wonderful blackbird that always makes his presence known one way or another. Amanda x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Pen and Crayon.

Although i haven't printed for a while, it's been great to start drawing again, and playing around with some fun ideas for patterns and prints. Using ink and pencil crayons, and a little Photoshop tweaking, this design almost grew from the start of drawing the first butterfly. It been wonderful using such vibrant colours, really lifting my spirits in the dire, dark winter. Great fun to create!






Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Show, Noverre Galley, Norwich


This year i was thrilled to be invited to take part in The Noverre Gallery's Christmas Exhibition. Full of prints and hand made goodness, The Noverre Gallery is set in the beautiful Assemby House in the centre of Norwich. The show runs through to the 7th of January.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

New Cards






I would have loved to have been able to hand print some Christmas cards this year, but unfortunately time has caught up on me and caught me by surprise! So this year i have decided to get some cards professional printed from my previous winter deer lino print. Available in packs of three from Folksy. https://beta.folksy.com/shops/mangleprints/collections/86041





Also available, packs of three designs taken from some lino prints i have created throughout the year. Each pack contains one of each design.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Mangle Prints and The Cotton Potter

I've been so excited about working with The Cotton Potter on this project, as I've been a fan of Emma's work for a long time. A little while ago, Emma asked me to design her a lino print bird for her wonderful collection of hand sewn birds............



So you can imagine how thrilled i was when Emma emailed me the pictures of the finished lino cut bird! More of Emma's delightful fabric birds can be found in her Folksy and Etsy shops.





Amanda x


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Winter Deer Linocut Prints

Fresh back from The Norwich Print Fair and it's back to the printing again with a new lino cut print. Although i've created two colour ways and backgrounds, i think i prefer the blue version, maybe the red and blue may be more suitable for a Christmas card? These new prints will be available soon and will be heading to the framers ready for some up and coming Christmas shows, more news very soon! 




Winter Deer Linocut (image size 21 x30 cm)










Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Painted House


Last year i saw a product on Pinterest that really caught my attention. The Painted House produce patterned paint rollers that can be used to create your own patterned surfaces, paper, walls, fabric, what a great idea! I was thrilled to be approached by Clare from the Painted House, who asked if we could work together to produce a roller using one of my designs. Clearly seeing the link between block printing and the effect of the rollers, Clare has been passionate about working with printmakers and designers to produce a series of unique designs for the rollers. So here it is the final product! My "Flock" design is now available on The Painted House website, with more information on application information and inspiration for use. http://the-painted-house.co.uk/






Some of you may recognise the design from the original linocut print. 



"Flock" -Fabric created using The Painted House paint roller.