September Print - Zinnias
'Zinnias' is the ninth print in my 2019 Print Project.
It is a 5 colour linocut print depicting a Zinnia seed packet illustration.
Designed and printed by Sophie.
The print is a limited edition of 19.
Each print has been editioned and signed.
Paper size: 19cm x 23cm
Image size: 10cm x 14cm
Zinnias are one of those plants that still bring amazing colour to the garden in those late summer months. They are often grown as cut flowers and also excellent for butterflies.
They come in a wonderful variety of colours shapes and sizes, with hints of marigold, dahlia, and gerbera about their appearance. Some look like they have a ring of golden stars surrounding their centres.
I decided to go bold with the background colour using a dark charcoal to really allow the flowers to pop and steal the show. Through this and also the choice of text style I aimed to bring an art deco feel to the print.
Each print is hand burnished using a wooden spoon. I use oil based inks for their longevity and vibrant colour. I have printed onto Japanese paper.
*The pictures are to illustrate design and colour. Due to the nature of the printing process, all prints have slight variations in depth of colour and placement.*