The Love of Woodcuts

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The Love of Woodcuts

938 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
Liv Rainey-Smith

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Liv Rainey-Smith

Collectio Arcanorum hand colored woodcut
Abrasax original woodcut print limited edition
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5 out of 5 stars

mythiis666 on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Sits perfectly on both mine and my girlfriend's jackets. The details are amazing and the pins are worth every penny.


dangercocktail on May 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thoughtful packaging, wonderful art, and really impressed/happy with my purchases

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Goat pins are back in stock!

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Sabbatic Goat enameled artist lapel pin
After the Wyrm prints were dry I inspected them for flaws. I did so in front of my studio windows to take advantage of the sunlight. I usually sort prints on the table, but I held this maple one up and was surprised by how translucent it is!

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One of the Wyrm screen prints shortly after printing. This one is on curly maple, which has a lovely sheen that doesn't show well in photos. #serigraph #printmaking #madeinPDX #skulls

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Inside Xylographilia

Xylographilia is a combination of the word "xylograph" (literally "wood-writing") and the suffix "-philia" (meaning "love"), translates to "the love of woodcut" and was coined to capture the nature of the merchandise sold here. In addition to hand-pulled woodcut prints, you'll also find authentic wood veneer postcards and bookmarks, and other items featuring my art. Most of my subject matter is influenced by historic styles of printmaking, imagery drawn from folklore, dreams, and esoteric traditions.

My printmaking process blends traditional and modern tools with European and Japanese techniques, and every one of my fine art prints is printed by hand in small editions on cotton-rag paper or animal parchment. Although my woodcut process is always being refined, precision and technical control are constants. The main challenge is to adhere to these values while still leaving room for a certain amount of spontaneity.


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  • Liv Rainey-Smith

    Owner, Creator

    Liv Rainey-Smith specializes in hand-pulled xylographic prints. Her imagery draws primarily upon historic styles, folklore, dreams, and esoteric traditions. Rainey-Smith completed her BFA at the Oregon College of Art of Craft in 2008.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2014
I believe in sturdy packaging, prompt shipping, and at least one cup of tea every day.

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All prints 11 x 16" and smaller are shipped flat, sandwiched between rigid board, or in a rigid mailer, unless ordered along with larger prints. Larger prints are shipped gently rolled in a wide rigid tube.

Shipping is via US Postal Service, First class or Priority mail depending on weight.

Gift shipping: If your purchase is a gift and you would like it shipped without a receipt in the package, just let me know.

International buyers: Please note that your purchase may be subject to duty fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact me immediately. I will accept returns within 30 days in their original condition and refund the purchase price minus shipping.

If an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately and save the packaging material in case we need to do a Post Office Insurance claim. Depending on the item I may be able to replace it.
Additional policies and FAQs
About my materials:

I buy locally whenever possible and favor domestically made materials. My tools and woodblocks (which originate in Japan) are purchased from a fantastic local print supplier, McClains. My ink is made in Seattle, Washington by Daniel Smith. BFK Rives, my paper of choice is made in France (I am on the lookout for a domestic printing paper, but so far nothing I've tried suits my style).

Everything else:

If you have any questions or special requests (such as a particular # of a print edition), please convo me.

More information

Last updated on Feb 21, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

All of my art and items are available at wholesale for retailers or group orders. Please message me for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

I am unable to accept additional custom work in 2017.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Though I do not gift wrap prints or cards, lapel pins are packaged boxed with ribbon. If your order is a gift please let me know so I can exclude pricing from the package. I will gladly add a note from you if requested as well.