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SeaSpray Snowflake Christmas Card - Original Hand Printed Lino Cut

SeaSpray Snowflake Christmas Card - Original Hand Printed Lino Cut
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Description

Beside our edge of the Celtic sea, it’s rarely cold enough for Snow to form icy snowflakes, so we get a ‘wet’ version which we call Cornish Snow – so here’s a proper Cornish Snowflake.

This watery snowflake is hand printed from 2 lino blocks which I've built & cut. I mixed turquoise with white & ultramarine to achieve two shades of delicious Sea Green. I've hand printed this twice, on my old adana press, to achieve the completed image, on artist paper.

I then typeset the text on the back, using old metal letterpress which I hand ink & hand print using the remaining ink, the 3rd impression - which I then fold to form a card.

:: 250gsm Artist Paper hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message

:: Cards will be sent in a board backed package

It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper

Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original

All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale

Inspiration

Sea Spray!!! combined with Snowflakes!!!

If you read the inspiration for my mistletoe card you'll get an insight into my fascination with cosmological geometry & snowflakes. This is the next in that series...

This card references a long recurring theme in my works. In the early 1990s I became absorbed with glass as a material & kiln-fired it for a few years. The majority of that work was about Sea Spray, particularly the split-second point at which the sea suspends in animation, just before it falls to rejoin the ocean, after being flung up when blasted against rocks by the wind & tide.

I've spent endless hours mesmerised by the sea doing this, particularly during south westerlies in Porthleven...

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £1.00 £0.25
Europe

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£2.65 £0.25
USA and Canada £3.30 £0.25
Rest of the World £3.45 £0.25

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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