blnoopesup: artwork by cara young

Nashville, Tennessee · 12 Sales


blnoopesup: artwork by cara young

Nashville, Tennessee 12 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on October 4, 2011
Welcome to blnoopesup, an onomatopoeia.

I vary techniques depending on seasons and studio space. My main love is Japanese batik dupioni silk which I learned from my mentor now known as Kirinada (

I currently have a small and transitory space, so I have been substituting my creative edge with small runs of batik paper, direct design using Milk Paints with added Aardvark pigments and generally wheat pasting everything I can which has lead to an eco focused line of clipboards and new pieceworked silk wall pieces.

All items are one of a kind, created by hand, repeatedly dyed dried and then waxed 10 times (or more) to achieve the visual depth sought. Or painted using powdered mix as you go Milk Paint some have been primed using Olympic VOC Free primer paint which we are phasing out to be Old Fashioned Milkpaints only.

I use soywax and beeswax, sometimes paraffin. I use organic soybeans to make my soy milk binder agent.

All clip boards are Saunders Co. manufactured in Mississippi by persons with disabilities.

I work with two kinds of dyes:

With Japanese batik, the dye is similar to natural dyes in it's presence, as it is very potent in pigmented color and one of the least obnoxious I have met to our environment and waters visually and by pH.

The other is Procion mX dye, this is what I was trained to use in college. See ProChem's website to answer questions about these dyes. When used correctly, it is only slightly terrible. I say this from a fiber manufacture perspective

Here is ProChem's info:

If there is anything you would like to know, please Convo!
I can really geek out and have tried to limit this here.

handle and care instructions are noted on each piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
Paypal is easiest for me for sure. If paying with money order, please contact within three days of purchase to let me know it's in the mail. If no payment or money order contact has been made within three days, your item will be relisted.
Purchases are mailed within 5 days of payment unless otherwise noted on personalized or custom items. Custom items means more time for creating and for "cure time" between coats of water soluble sealant.

I ship items gift wrapped in dolled up tissue paper and then placed in a vinyl mailer.

If more than one item is purchased I will combine gift wrapped items in sturdy recycled boxes, cardboard sleeves and/or padded mailers.

USPS First Class / Priority Mail depending upon size & weight or First Class International.

*If you would like insurance please let me know and I will send you a revised invoice.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will provide an in store exchange on all items except personalized or custom orders. I do not issue refunds. Buyer MUST contact me within one week after item has been received if dissatisfied. Buyer is responsible for paying return shipping. I am not responsible for damaged or lost items unless insurance has been requested.
Additional policies and FAQs
I invite custom orders, ideas, color swatches so please contact!
I do not do consignment or wholesale at this time....but intend to shortly. This is because I have taken a new job at a new school and that is very time consuming, oh and I am planning a wedding.