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Easter Egg Wood Engraving Prints
Easter Egg Wood Engraving Prints

Size 3cm x 6cm; Engraved on Holly;
TODO: I'd like to engrave larger variants of these.

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Easter Egg Wood Engraving Prints
Easter Egg Wood Engraving Prints

Size 3cm x 6cm; Engraved on Holly;
TODO: I'd like to engrave larger variants of these.

Inspiration

During this Coronavirus pandemic we are all self isolating at home, and we as a family need projects to focus on (particularly over Easter when there is no home schooling - we have a 7 and 9 year old, plus myself and my wife).

I suggested we all create a picture of an egg, and then the children and I will create some text using traditional Letterpress (metal type that we ink on and print on my press), and then combine all digitally into one virtual 'Card' and send to family and friends.

I will select one of these two eggs - one more traditional and one more abstract. Personally I prefer the abstract one, the traditional one doesn't have as much detail as I'd like (and I put too much pressure on the press, so the edges are as crisp as I'd like).

Inspiration

During this Coronavirus pandemic we are all self isolating at home, and we as a family need projects to focus on (particularly over Easter when there is no home schooling - we have a 7 and 9 year old, plus myself and my wife).

I suggested we all create a picture of an egg, and then the children and I will create some text using traditional Letterpress (metal type that we ink on and print on my press), and then combine all digitally into one virtual 'Card' and send to family and friends.

I will select one of these two eggs - one more traditional and one more abstract. Personally I prefer the abstract one, the traditional one doesn't have as much detail as I'd like (and I put too much pressure on the press, so the edges are as crisp as I'd like).

Printing

It was printed on my press using Lawernce Letterpress Ink and a soft Japanese roller, which I tend to prefer.

Printing

It was printed on my press using Lawernce Letterpress Ink and a soft Japanese roller, which I tend to prefer.

Todo

I'd like to engrave larger variants of these.

Todo

I'd like to engrave larger variants of these.

2nd Egg

Easter Egg Engraving Print
Easter Egg Engraving Print, simpler & tradition - also too much pressure in printing

These are engraved on an end grain Holly Wood block, which I made myself from a large plank of wood cut from a holly tree.

Post with card to follow.

2nd Egg

Easter Egg Engraving Print
Easter Egg Engraving Print, simpler & tradition - also too much pressure in printing

These are engraved on an end grain Holly Wood block, which I made myself from a large plank of wood cut from a holly tree.

Post with card to follow.

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