Friday, 4 February 2011

Wax Heart Strings




I'm a firm believer in romance all year round, not just for Valentines Day. These lino print and wax heart string garlands are a true reminder of love all year round. Delicate hearts that let light through when hung near a window, made from waxed paper lino prints.

16 comments:

The Mosaic Garden said...

Ooh I love these, I keep eyeing up your work ready for when I get my new flat!

kirsty said...

These are lovely! I heart them!

CourtandSpark said...

Amanda you've done it again!! Philippa x

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

These are so gorgeous. :)

farnell doodles said...

great work as usual

Mangle Prints said...

Thank you, can't really see it in the photos, but they also let the light through when you hold them up. The wax makes the paper translucent.

Corina Acosta said...

Wow, these are so sweet + beautiful! I just recently came across your blog and I find it very inspiring as I embark on my own projects in block printing and artisan crafts. I looked up 1930's Mangle Press, and I want one!!! Right now, in the studio we have a Whelan Press that I am using, but you just can't beat the beauty and quality of vintage craftmanship!

Awesome blog and look forward to reading more!

Are you curious about me? said...

LOVE them...

Almost Monday said...

I would really love to see the process of waxing paper. I'd never heard of it! I'd also love to see a photo of your studio/press! But I might have to take a que from Corina and check google for a photo of one!

Mangle Prints said...

HeHe,It's not a press but a mangle that thinks it a press!! I'll take a picture soon. I haven't adapted it at all, and just put the print through the mangle to create the image, via two pieces of ply. Nothing very complicated. I would love a proper press though, and always on the look out for a proper printing press that would be able to fit into my "studio space" aka- my kitchen! ;O
So the whole process is very home based at the moment.
I know there are lots of presses though that have been adapted.

Almost Monday said...

Maybe Mangle is an English word I don't know! :) It seems like a washing machine wringer when I look it up! Can't wait to see a photo! I'm using a barren! my arm gets tired! But i've found if I use an unbacked piece of lino i can fit that in my little roller press. That's what I use for the drypoints.

Mangle Prints said...

Hi There,
Yes, it is a washing ringer, with two rollers and a handle, that people used to use years ago to wring out their washing before drying. The lino and paper is passed through the two rollers to create the print ( the same principle of using a press really.) Works great as a relief press, but not enough pressure on it for intaglio prints such as dry points and etching etc.

Gina said...

I have just discovered you through Sue (Mousenotebook). I love your prints.

Tart said...

Me too, found you last night through the lovely heart on mounsenotebook's blog. Your work is gloriously rich and I am so happy to have found it. You are straight into my Folksy favourites and have inspired me to (amongst other things) get my Folksy shop filled up again!

Mangle Prints said...

Wow, thanks and hello to new blog followers!! It's always lovely to meet new makers and artists on here, thanks for introducing yourselves. :))

whosjaja/claudia said...

hi amanda, your beautiful work is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing
xo
claudia