BlackPrints

Original linocut art prints, handmade near Amsterdam

Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands · 163 Sales

BlackPrints

Original linocut art prints, handmade near Amsterdam

Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands 163 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Handmade original lino cut art and greeting cards. Lino print Amsterdam canal houses on vintage Amsterdam maps; hand painted art prints, Dutch windmills, winter scenes, fairytale characters, Dutch architecture, and private commissions. All of this, and more, handmade in my shed.

Drop in on my Facebook page for a daily glimpse into my life and work in the shed:
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Subscribe to my occasional newsletter for news, discounts, and first refusal on new prints: http://www.black-prints.com/sign-up-for-news-from-the-shed/

Announcement

Handmade original lino cut art and greeting cards. Lino print Amsterdam canal houses on vintage Amsterdam maps; hand painted art prints, Dutch windmills, winter scenes, fairytale characters, Dutch architecture, and private commissions. All of this, and more, handmade in my shed.

Drop in on my Facebook page for a daily glimpse into my life and work in the shed:
www.facebook.com/CatrionaBlackPrints

Subscribe to my occasional newsletter for news, discounts, and first refusal on new prints: http://www.black-prints.com/sign-up-for-news-from-the-shed/

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mstook1

mstook1 on Mar 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Thank you Catriona. Beautiful and unique. Reminds me of my beloved Haarlem.

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams on Nov 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Thanks for the speedy service! Looking forward to sending these out for Christmas :)

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About

Back to the inky stinky basics of carving, printing and painting.

I’m Catrìona Black, and I love making prints. For many years I created animation and illustration with my graphics tablet and computer, always trying to make them look handmade. Recently, with my dreaded 40th birthday on the horizon, I resolved my existential crisis: instead of designing things that pretend to be handmade, from now on I would actually hand make them.

So, I have found my way back to beautiful, messy basics. I love the ink under my fingernails and the whiff of turps in the air. I’ve a little corner in my garden shed to call my own, and there I make what takes my fancy.

Having moved to the Netherlands three years ago, I draw inspiration from the Dutch places and stories around me. But my fundamental driving force will always be my own Scottish Gaelic heritage. I love to listen to Radio nan Gaidheal while I work, and one of my projects is an illustrated pocket book of weird and wonderful Gaelic words.

I spend many happy hours working in my shed, and I hope you like the results. My prints are all individually hand-printed and hand-painted, so for a great price you can hang a real artist’s original on your wall.

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    Catrìona Black makes original, handmade prints in her shed, inspired by her Scottish Gaelic heritage and by the culture and landscape of her new home country, the Netherlands.

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Last updated on December 23, 2014
All the prints in this shop are made by hand in my garden shed, and each one is unique - I carve the design into lino-block, print it with my little etching press, and paint in the colour with vivid acrylic ink.

Your print is therefore one of a kind, and will vary slightly from that shown. If you would like to see your specific print before purchase, I would be happy to e-mail you an image.

I take great care to ensure that my prints will last for a long time. I use only acid-free paper, printed with Van Son rubber based printing ink, and coloured with permanent acrylic inks. Each original print is signed along with its limited edition number.

I package and send all prints with great care to ensure that they arrive in immaculate condition. All prints for addresses within the Netherlands are sent with Track and Trace.

All images are copyright Black Prints. Copyright is non-transferable with purchase.

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Payment
My preferred payment options are Paypal and credit card. You may also pay with bank deposit, but I will wait for payment to clear before shipping the item. If payment doesn’t come through I will contact you to let you know. If I don't get a reply after two weeks, the order will be cancelled. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message.
Shipping
All prints are posted using PostNL. I try to send them within two working days of payment, and will send you a dispatch notice once it’s done. All original prints and stamps for addresses within the Netherlands will be sent with Track and Trace; you will receive the code in your dispatch notice. Delivery times are variable, but as a rule of thumb, it should take two working days within the Netherlands, and 3-5 working days to the rest of Europe. Outside Europe it's roughly 1 to 2 weeks, although there can occasionally be customs delays. Let me know if you have any special delivery requirements such as gift wrapping or the inclusion of a personal message.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and let me know the problem. I want all my customers to be happy customers and will do whatever I can to make sure you are too.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am very happy to discuss special commissions, whether for a one-off print or for a bulk order. Unlike many artists who make precise copies of photographs, I love improvising from "imperfect" snapshots to produce the perfect result. Prices start at €190.00 for a custom print.