This owl print is made from a vintage batik metal image that my mom found in asia over 30 years ago. When I she gave it to me I couldn't resist making some wall art out of it. Being inspired from my woodcut printing techniques, I created some prints out of this stellar owl. I use water-based ink for an eco-friendly choice. Each print is an original and slightly unique because of the printing-making process. I roll the ink on the the metal image then placing the paper on top while lining it up (which is much more difficult than one might think) I use a self made press to transfer the ink to the paper thus creating the poster.
This is teal with gold mums on handmade lokta paper from Nepal. (see more about this paper below)
11x14 (standard frame size, I suggest taking a tape measure to good will or restores to find and buy your own lonely frame to put this rock'n owl in)
beware, this owl sees all. he is a nice owl though, just not to be messed with.
**more about paper: handmade lokta paper from nepal:
Tree Free – “Lokta” as we know it, is actually the Daphne plant which grows in abundance at altitudes over 6500 ft in the Himalayan Mountains. During harvesting only the bark of the Daphne plant is removed. This type of harvesting actually promotes new growth and allows it to regenerate, ensuring that this important economic activity is sustainable and preserves the fragile forest ecology.
Eco-Friendly – The controlled harvest of the Lokta plant ensures a sustainable and eco, friendly paper making process. The dyes uses to produce the vibrant hues are either azo free dyes or organic dyes such as indigo, tree barks, flower etc.
Handmade and Ancient Craft – Lokta paper is a 100% handmade natural product which uses local material, simple technology and ancient skills preserved for hundreds of years.
Promotes Fair Trade and Woman Co-operatives – The Lokta paper I use is made by Village Co-operatives, a small cottage industry in Nepal which employs mostly women and promotes Women Co-operatives. Of all the handicrafts, paper making has the best potential to best support rural and more impoverished areas of Nepal.
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