Announcement Hi. I'm Vanessa. I make original prints from my hand-carved linoleum blocks. Prints come in a wide range of colors and are shipped within 2 to 4 business days. To see what kind of crafty things I'm up to, check out my blog www.bluetandclover.com. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi. I'm Vanessa. I make original prints from my hand-carved linoleum blocks. Prints come in a wide range of colors and are shipped within 2 to 4 business days. To see what kind of crafty things I'm up to, check out my blog www.bluetandclover.com. Thanks for stopping by!
theresa smith on Jun 20, 2014
This turned out to be a gorgeous print. Vanessa is an awesome seller, very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. I would definitely love to buy more of her artwork in the future!
Printing the Old-fashioned Way
Hi. I'm Vanessa. I make linocut prints in my sunny Milwaukee studio.
I love the simplicity of making linocuts, a form of printing that has been used for over a hundred years. The tools I use are linoleum block, a linoleum cutter ( most often with a V gouge), a brayer and baren.
The process of carving a block can take anywhere from an hour to several hours (sometimes over the course of a couple of days to give my wrist a break!). Once a block is carved, it can be used over and over again to make a print.
Most of the prints in my shop are unlimited editions, however I do make limited edition reductive prints. With a reductive print, each time a color is printed the block is then cleaned, carved some more, and printed in a different color. By the time the printing run is complete, the block is destroyed.
While I'm a self-taught printmaker, I studied drawing, graphic design and book arts in New York (while working full-time as an art assistant and, later, a photo producer). I also took lessons in traditional Japanese arts and crafts while living in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Please send me a note if you have any questions about my prints.
You can also visit me at bluetandclover.com.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Vanessa was born in Florida and raised in North Carolina. While working for magazines in New York, she took classes in art and book crafts. She has also studied traditional Japanese crafts in Kyoto and Tokyo. She lives in Milwaukee with her family.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
Before you purchase, please make sure you are aware of the following:
Colors: I've done my best to represent colors as they appear in real life. Computer monitor settings may not accurately represent colors. Product photos are taken in natural light. The color names listed on my color chart are descriptive to avoid confusion. Inks are mixed by hand, so colors may vary slightly.
All prints are made by hand. While I've had lots of experience printing, I'm not a walking laser printer (thankfully). There are slight variations in each print. That's the beauty of hand-printing! And hey, no electricity was used in the printing process! Earth friendly indeed.
If you are dissatisfied with an item you've purchased, please email me within a week of the date you receive product. In the email, state the reason why you are unhappy with your purchase
Product must be returned within 30 days from the date you received it for full refund. Customer will pay all shipping fees for returned merchandise.
Shipping fees will not be refunded.
If your item is damaged by the USPS, please contact me immediately.
email: vanessainjapan [at] yahoo [dot] com