Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Postcards from Japan


Recently, i was very kindly given some beautiful paper and a pack of postcards from Japan. I was inspired by  beautiful Japanese patterns and textiles to produce the large kimono print for the delicate handmade paper, but i also wanted to be able to produce a series of similar smaller prints for the postcards. I thought it would be nice to carve small individual lino panels and put them together like patchwork.  The result is a very small run of three different designs, all hand printed.




Pleased with the smaller prints, i then printed some larger design combinations on A4 paper. Better photos to come soon, when the sun comes out! Amanda x







14 comments:

Inkyprints said...

I love the design combinations and colour palette. Lovely.

Jennifer Tetlow said...

You're very clever! Such a strong printerly style - they always make me feel happy.

Magic Cochin said...

I like your clever patchwork idea - it would make super gift wrap.

Celia
x

caprejan said...

Its been a long time since I've done any printmaking, you have inspired me so much. I have promised myself that this week I am going to get out my lino and tools. thank you

THE CRANKY BIRD STUDIO said...

Wow--these stunned me! Awesomely beautiful!

Gina said...

They are beautiful Amanda

Mangle Prints said...

Thanks everyone- i'm a little fustrated with the weather at the moment, not a lot of good light for decent pictures-everything's coming out a little grey : (, but hey ho- we do need the rain!
@ Caprejan- i'm so pleased you feel inspired to print again, that's wonderful : )
@Inkyprints- hello and welcome to the blog, it's really lovely to see you here, thanks for dropping by. Amanda x

Marie Vickers Art said...

I absolutely adore your print style, and these are no exception! Beautiful work :))

Linda said...

Beautiful prints!

A Deegan said...

so beautiful and elegant :)

Anna said...

What an inspiration the Japanese paper has been!Your prints are charming.

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

These are beautiful. I love Japanese designs, I went there a few years ago when my sister was living there, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Have just found your blog via littlegreenshed, love your work! :)Rachel x

Suze said...

Dear Amanda...more beautiful prints. I adore your art, such detail and talent, and how wonderful to have such a gift to inspire.

We must catch up. :)

Mangle Prints said...

Hi Suze, Thankyou : ) Hope the craft fair at Thornham went well over the weekend? Sorry we couldn't make it along. We must catch up soon x