Taking (Some) Control of Printing

Living in Northern Ireland can mean an increased cost of postage when ordering photographic prints from mainland UK. This means I tend to wait until I have a number of new digital art pieces created, and a need for new prints of previous art, before I place an order. These are the prints which I offer for sale at craft fairs and which I use to make my mixed media art pieces. My frustration at the process is coming to an end.

My computer, printer, and drawing tablet.

My computer, printer, and drawing tablet.

Now that we are settled in our new home I have a space to set up my Cannon printer which enables me to print up to A4. I will still be ordering the larger prints but it is wonderful to be able to create my digital art, print it and then finish it in whichever way I feel enhances it most.

Love Lives Here, mounted and coated in epoxy resin.

Love Lives Here, mounted and coated in epoxy resin.

Two of my recent pieces, ‘Love Lives Here’ and ‘You Are Not Alone’ were created, printed and mounted on wood panels. ‘Love Lives Here’ was then coated in epoxy resin and ‘You Are Not Alone’ was finished with encaustic wax. A label with information about the pieces will be placed on the back, a method for hanging them attached and there they are ready to be taken to my next craft fair where hopefully they will find their new owners. I love them both.

You Are Not Alone, mounted and coated with encaustic wax.

You Are Not Alone, mounted and coated with encaustic wax.

I will be posting the dates of all my craft fairs closer to each event. In the meantime if you are interested in any of my art please visit my online shop. The images there are available as canvas prints, metal prints, framed prints and various other options.