I usually start designing my holiday cards late summer/early fall. I’ve been preoccupied with other activities and decided to skip it this year.
One of my preoccupations has been learning linocut. Then I thought, maybe I can meld the two. I designed the snowflake below with pen and paper, then transferred the design with the infamous pencil shading technique. (See Method 4.)
Each print was made by hand, with varying levels of success, using only paper and inks I had on hand. The papers’ smoothness varied wildly. When the cards were finished, I used the linocut to print on recycled Amazon packing paper that will be used to wrap presents.