wizeowlhandprints

Wize Owl Handprints

Mancos, Colorado 55 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (11)

wizeowlhandprints

Wize Owl Handprints

Mancos, Colorado | 55 Sales

Amy Grogan

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Amy Grogan

Announcement    Hello & welcome to my store!

I design, carve & print all of these original designs from linoleum blocks. My work is inspired from direct observations from nature. I am a lifelong explorer of wild places & am passionate about the native flora & fauna throughout North America & worldwide. I also am inspired by beautiful global designs.

Enjoy my work & I appreciate any feedback!!

Also visit my facebook fan page at wize owl handprints.

Announcement

Last updated on May 2, 2017

Hello & welcome to my store!

I design, carve & print all of these original designs from linoleum blocks. My work is inspired from direct observations from nature. I am a lifelong explorer of wild places & am passionate about the native flora & fauna throughout North America & worldwide. I also am inspired by beautiful global designs.

Enjoy my work & I appreciate any feedback!!

Also visit my facebook fan page at wize owl handprints.

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5 out of 5 stars
(11)

About wizeowlhandprints

Sales 55
On Etsy since 2009

Hand carved designs from nature.

I was commissioned to illustrate a book about endangered species of Southwestern Colorado years ago & realized that block printing would translate well. I studied block printing in school and always loved it so I dove back into this ancient method of printing.

Before I opened my shop I travelled to India & studied their traditional techniques using natural dyes.

I started out hand printing cards which I sell wholesale nationwide currently. Basically, the process involves hand carving an image out of linoleum block or wood, then hand mixing inks, rolling the ink with a brayer on to the surface of the block, soaking heavyweight printing paper, blotting it and then registering the paper with the block. I transfer the image with a marble rolling pin by hand.

I prefer hand printing because I can edit the colors and am not stuck with thousands of cards in the same color.

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Shop members

  • Amy Grogan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Studied block printing in India with the famous Khatri Bros. of Gujarat, India. My last solo show of block prints was in southern France.

Production partners

  • Cards of Wood

    Belmont, MI

    Prints on wooden postcard from my original woodcut design.

  • Patches4Less

    FL, United States

    Embroidered patches

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2017
Wize Owl Handprints seeks to transform the world market to supporting hand block printed designs. I believe in using quality natural fibers. The subtlety & nuances of a hand printed piece are totally unique unlike a machine printed counterpart. The evidence of the hand behind the work is there to the joy & delight of the eye.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
For full refund, items must be returned asap & unworn. Please contact me if unsatisfied with purchase to make arrangements. I can exchange an item for something else in my shop of similar value. If damaged in the mail, contact me immediately.
Payment
paypal, credit card
Shipping
USPS to domestic & international locations. For international, insurance added to ensure delivery. Ask for rates. Please confirm to me as soon as possible after delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am interested in selling wholesale for retail. Please inquire. Minimum order is required.