Glowing Sunflower Print
This bright, eye-catching glowing sunflower print is lovingly handcarved and handprinted using 1 large lino block and paint. Completely handmade from start to finish each sunflower is made uniquely for you.
Holly originally made this print as a present to Eleanor (pre Wee Bothy Art), as the sunflower is Eleanors favourite flower. She wanted a large, bold, and eye catching print to embody exactly what the sunflower is, and why we love them so much. They certainly are not afraid to stand out, and neither is this print! The sunflower has many symbolisms and meanings, all centered around happiness, optimism, peace, admiration and devotion.
Holly had a very specific size in mind when it came to making this print, and with no sketchbook big enough the design was drawn straight onto the lino block. When she was happy with it the block was handcarved, taking roughly 40-50 hours. To create this design the sunflower block was inked up in black and a printing press was used to transfer the sunflower design onto the paper. Once dry, a yellow paint wash was used to paint the sunflower head.
Do to the handmade nature of this design we can create designs that are more personal to you. The petals can be made more yellow/orange and the sunflower itself can be printed in a different colour. If this interests you please fill out a contact form with your request and we will get back to you soon.
Materials and sizing:
- Cranfield safe wash relief inks (black, yellow and orange)
- Approx 30x60cm printmakers paper
- Traditional lino
- Swiss made Pfeil proffesional linocut tools
This print also comes in a design with a yellow/orange background as seen in the final picture, follow this link to have a look: https://www.weebothyart.com/product-page/sunny-sunflower
Due to the size of this print, it will come packaged in a tube. Simply unroll the print the opposite way in which it came. Then place it down flat and lay heavy objects such as book ontop for a few hours to completely flatten the print.
The print will come safely in recyclable and eco-friendly packaging.