The story of my 'Lips' limited edition screenprint is a good example of what it means to be part of a collective such as the Muswell Hill Creatives. A friend of mine really loved the lips linocut I had done for my Pucker Up card and commissioned me to create a larger version of the lips for him.
I thought about the best way to achieve this without losing the qualities of the original. Recreating the image by doing a large linocut seemed a daunting task and so I had decided the best way was to do a scan of the original and get a giclee print made. I knew that my fellow Muswell Hill Creative Jess Albert had experience of giclee prints and so I asked her advice. She felt that a screen print might be a better way to go and recommended I talk to the Jealous Print Studio. Thus it was I found myself in the middle of hip Shoreditch discussing how to translate my small linocut image into a large screen print. The guys at Jealous were incredibly helpful and I was to benefit from both their expertise and patience, especially when it came to the test print stage. The final result is even better than I had expected; the screen print process has brought another dimension to my original image and it's all thanks to Jess, my fellow Muswell Hill Creative.
Limited edition of 10 prints. Produced at Jealous Print Studio, Shoreditch, jealousprints.com
Pucker Up linocut cards. £2.50 plus post & packing
To purchase, head to the Etsy shop: lizharraphortoncards.etsy.com.