Xylographilia is taking a short break
J on May 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
I've been a fan of Liv Rainey-Smith's work for a long time, ever since I saw her work at Necronomicon in Providence so I was very glad to find her shop on Etsy. The three enamel pins arrived quickly and were delightfully packaged. They also very faithfully represented the fine detail of her work.
5 out of 5 stars
I am so happy with this card. It's morbidly delightful!! The graphics are so crisp.
5 out of 5 stars
Liv hits it out of the park again! The colours on this card are perfect and vibrant. Art I can share!
5 out of 5 stars
I love, love, love Liv's work! This card is a lovely piece of art that I can share. It exceeds all my expectations.
Heather on Apr 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Liv’s work is AMAZING as always. I can’t stress enough how amazing her stuff looks in person if you think it looks good online. ❤️
Matthew on Apr 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful piece and fast shipping!
Kat on Jan 25, 20225 out of 5 stars
My fiance is a long-time fan of this artist. So when I got a larger piece for him for Christmas, he was stoked. We love it.
Lucia on Jan 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful art, it makes me grin every time I look at it.
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.
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.
Cards of Wood
Cards of Wood produces sustainably harvested natural wood veneer.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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.
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
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).
If you have any questions or special requests (such as a particular # of a print edition), please convo me.
Frequently asked questions
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.