Monday, 16 January 2012

Single Hand Block Printed Valentine Card by Katharine Watson

This beautiful handmade card features an original block printed heart design on recycled paper. Block printing is one of the oldest techniques in textile design, and uses a carved block to transfer an image on to fabric or paper. Katharine hand-carves her original designs into linoleum, a soft carving material, and prints them with oil-based block printing ink. The card is a standard USA A2 size, or 5 ½” by 4 ¼”, and is blank on the inside. Because each one is hand printed, no two are exactly alike.