One of my favourite projects this year was printing shirts with a large bird block. I loved the coloured detail of the sun so much. And still can’t decide if I like the design on a white or grey shirt best. I used my A3…
Custom stamps Oct / Dec 2022
The year comes to an end and it’s time to look back at the last three month of the year. I made a design for a lovely newborn baby girl, custom Christmas stamps, animals and some logo stamps. I’m looking forward to the new year…..
DIY: Postcard with paper and stamps
Make a unique postcard with paper, inkpad and a few small stamps. If you don’t have stamps, no worries, cut a potato in small shapes (squares, triangles or maybe a star) and use those little shapes as stamps.
Custom stamps Aug/ sept 2022
My shop was closed in August so I didn’t do a lot of custom work but here is a little overview of the custom stamps I made this summer!
In this blog I’m going to explain how you can easily make a print from a rubber block. Material list: Gouges: I used speedball and flexcut gouges for the blog. The speedball gouges are nice to start with. They are not expensive, they are sharp…
The 19″ Woodzilla presses
Jan aka mr Woodzilla and I are married for 21 years and we are celebrating our wedding anniversary with a sale on the 19″ presses in our shop (sale has ended september 2022). The 19″press is slightly bigger than a normal A3 press. Perfect for…
Custom stamps March/ Apr 2022
Custom work.. more is coming!!
Custom stamps Jan/Febr 2022
A new year started with a lot of custom stamp requests..here’s a little overview
Custom stamps Oct/Dec 2021
Stamps made in the busiest time of the year. Carved them in between all Christmas orders. I really enjoy making custom stamps especially when I have a lot of “normal” orders on my desk because its a great to have variety!!
Custom stamps Aug/Sept 2021
Stamps I made in my summer break 😉
Birth announcement cards
Handprinted birth cards for my baby nephew Jules and other lovely baby card designs…
Custom stamps May/July 2021
Here can you find an overview of the stamps that I made in the springtime..
Printmaking without carving tools
If you don’t have lots of time but you want to make something special in an easy way without ‘difficult’ tools… this tutorial is perfect for you! In this tutorial I’ll learn you to make an art print with only a few materials. The result…
Tutorial shrink plastic and stamps
I promised a long time ago to make a tutorial about using stamps on shrink plastic and make the cutest thing with it, for example brooches, earrings, key chains etc. So here we (finally) go. What do you need to get started? Shrink plastic sheets…
Sailor print becomes a doll…
This idea was already a while in my head. Making a fabric doll, only using stamps. So the face, beard, prints on the clothes everything is hand carved and printed. It took some time to make the doll. But I loved it so much. Especially…
Dreaming of a baby collection
I love to use my printed fabrics for baby clothes. Secretly I’m dreaming of a baby collection with all kind of cute prints!!
Custom stamps March/April 2021
March was super busy…so many stamps.. I can’t show you all of them but here’s an overview.
Custom stamps January/February 2021
Happy new year! I started the year with a lot of custom work. Here are some stamps I made in January and February.
Custom stamps November/December 2020
November and December were the most busiest months of the year. I made a lot of stamps, especially custom ones. Here is a little overview 🙂
New handprinted pouches in the shop
Finally new pouches and bags in my shop. If you’re looking for a unique handprinted gift take a look here
Custom stamps September/ October 2020
The weather becomes colder, autumn is in the air. No carving outside anymore..I’m back in the studio! I feel so happy with all custom stamp requests. Next month I’ll will have a short stop on custom work because of all Christmas orders but for now…
Custom stamps July /August 2020
We haven’t planned a vacation this year (due to covid) and I decided to close the shop just for a few weeks. To work on some personal projects but mostly to play with and enjoy the kids. Of course I made also some custom stamps….
Collaboration with a (for now secret) restaurant
I made this 27 stamps for a restaurant. You can probably guess what’s on the menu there 🙂 I can’t give you all info because the project is on hold due to corona. Hopefully I can share the illustrations on packaging etc in a while….
NEW Face masks
Let’s face it!! New handprinted and handmade face masks are available in my shop. They consists of two layers of fabric and have a pocket opening, where a third layer could be inserted. Such as a filter, a piece of flannel or kitchen towel/paper work…
Custom stamps May/ June 2020
A overview of stamps I made in the months May and June. It was a busy month with lots of custom stamp requests. Below you can see a overview..
Logo design for Blackbird and Violet
I’m not a graphic designer and I don’t do this a lot…but it was great fun to design a logo for Blackbird and Violet. I made a print of the design and digitized it. Now it’s perfectly to use on packaging and labels.
Custom stamps march/ april 2020
Two months full of fun custom projects. Here is a little overview…
Make your own stamp..tutorial
Easy stamp making tutorial Stamp making is so much fun. You don’t need fancy or expensive materials to make something special! Toolkit: -(soft) pencil -carving block, lino or a big eraser -carving tools/ knife (Speedball and Esdee have sharp but cheap carving sets for…
Tutorial tie-up bag
The tie-up bag or bento bag is from origin Japanese. These bags are just bundles wrapped Japanese cloth (furoskiki) used for wrapping. The bento bag has endless possibilities. Take it to the market for fruit and vegetables. Or use it as storage for knitting and…
Art supplies that I love!!
Hi there!! I get so many questions about the art supplies and tools that I use and I do not always find time to answer all these question. Sorry for that. To make it up to you I made a overview of my favorite supplies….
Spring is in the air!!
Can you feel it? Spring is in the air. Flowers come up, some waterbirds are already building nests, the sun is shining a little bit more..time for a spring print. The print is available in stylish black but also in true spring colors; pink and…
Love to Australia
A special cockatoo print for Australia. My heart is with Australia and the devastating loss of life, beautiful nature and property. 100% of the profits will be donated to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. The print is limited and as long as the stock last available…
Fabric printing Tips and tricks
A few tips and tricks. Making your own projects with fabric you’ve printed yourself is so much fun. It’s the way to make something unique. Don’t be afraid when you can’t sew. You can use shirts, tea towels etc to print on as well. simple…
A little sneak peek in my stamp collection.. a lot of birds, insects and botanical designs. I made at least 1000 stamps so far, and I still love to carve every day ;). Most of these stamps are available in my shop. I love to…
Prints, prints, prints..
I love to make prints..my head runs over all the time with ideas for new work… Here can you find some of my recent print. They are all limited editions. So if you like to grab one.. hurry to my shop. …