As you may or may not know, I have a passion for tiny things. I own about 4 miniature tea sets given to me by friends for various occasions, and they’re prized possessions. So I decided to do a series called “Tiny Garden” because I think succulents and mini cacti are really freaking cute. I did this series in two sets: chin coli (my personal favorite) and watercolor (see both below).
Chin coli is a method of printmaking that involves layering papers. I REALLY love the end result of chin coli, but without a legit printing press (a common theme of my blog…) the process itself is less than simple. I won’t bore you with the details, but just to drive home the point, it’s kind of a pain. But I think that’s why I love the final product so much, or at least part of the reason. It also gives the print depth. Anyway, below is a detailed look at each individual print. And below that is a closer look at the watercolor set. Keep scrolling.
Soooo, I know I said I tend to favor the chin coli set, but don’t get me wrong, I’m pleased with these as well. My prints are like my children, I may have a favorite, but I still love them all. They are significantly easier to produce, so there’s that. I think these are sweet and a little more light than the chin coli, and I appreciate how changing the medium can give a piece of art a totally different feel. So keep scrolling for a better look.
All of the Tiny Garden prints are available on my Etsy, both as sets and individuals. I’m also planning on making plain b/w notecard packs which will be for sale in the next few weeks (I just need to find my bone folder first). I hope you enjoyed; feedback is welcomed!