Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
This print is our first time doing a reduction print, so of course I decided the best thing to do was to make this an A2, 5 layered, 7 colours print.
The idea behind this print came from a conservation perspective, 20 butterfly species are now on Britains red list as critically endangered. As well as being totally gorgeous, butterflies are important for maintaining a healthy ecosystem as they are a natural pest control and pollinator. The small tortoiseshell butterfly in particular has seen large declines in the last few years and is expected to be hugely affected by the rising climate. In light of this, 10% from each sale will go to the 'Butterfly Conservation' charity to help with their efforts (website linked below).
A reduction print uses the same linoleum block to print every colour on the image, this means the prints made are limited edition and totally unique, almost like the butterflies themselves! This reduction print compromises of 5 layers with a total of 7 colours used. We started off with blue, then yellow, two orange tones, 2 brown tones and finally the black layer.
We have a total of 23 prints
All packaging is recyclable and environmentally friendly
'Butterfly Conservation' charity: https://butterfly-conservation.org
To check out the process behind this head over to our instagram @weebothyart where I posted a video for each layer we did or our blog page on the website!