Cafepress Stores…

My Cafe Press Stores can be found at http://shop.cafepress.com/jeff-thomann

I have not been working on putting up a lot more new stuff lately, mainly digitizing the older stuff to give it a home. Over time, I’ll start working on new stuff to go in there. Going to post a link to it in one of the main pages on this blog.

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idea: rolling pin wood block printing.

here’s a bizzare idea that I just thought of… what about engraving rolling pins to create wood block type of prints. In a typical print shop you cut flat planks of wood to do engravings on and put it through a roller to apply pressure to the paper. What about just engraving a wooden rolling pin so that the pin itself acts as a roller that puts the ink on the paper. Strange idea, but for those on a budget without a typical printing press, it sounds like it might possibly work… but now the question is will a rolling pin stand up to that sort of damage? In printmaking class back in college, another cheapo alternative I remember talking about with the professor was using wooden kitchen spoons to sort of rub the paper on to the top of a cut up piece of wood or metal to make the print. This idea with the rolling pin sounds more logical to me as long as you can figure out a way to make the registration marks stay where you want them, and the paper stay while the rolling pin moves.

Mall Small #90 Drawing

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall90
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Girl, Female, chick, lady, Body, Face, neutral, pose, posing, Sitting, Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Head, Study, Figure, Face, Doodle, Anatomy, Sitting, composition, ink, illustration, print, prints, cartoon, 1999, art, artfolio, blogging, college, composition, doodle, Face, hobbies, ink, jeff, lines, sitting, sketch, stick, study, human, thomann, arts, soccer mom, mother

Mall Small #89-1 Drawing

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall89_1
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Girl, Female, chick, lady, Body, Face, neutral, pose, posing, Sitting, Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Head, Study, Figure, Face, Doodle, Anatomy, Sitting, composition, ink, illustration, print, prints, cartoon, 1999, art, artfolio, blogging, college, composition, doodle, Face, hobbies, ink, jeff, lines, sitting, sketch, stick, study, human, thomann, arts, soccer mom, mother

Mall Small #89 Drawing

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall89
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Girl, Female, chick, lady, Body, Face, neutral, pose, posing, Sitting, Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Head, Study, Figure, Face, Doodle, Anatomy, Sitting, composition, ink, illustration, print, prints, cartoon, 1999, art, artfolio, blogging, college, composition, doodle, Face, hobbies, ink, jeff, lines, sitting, sketch, stick, study, human, thomann, arts, soccer mom, mother

Mall Small #88 Drawing

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall88
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: sketch, Drawing, Line, Head, Study, Figure, Face, Doodle, Anatomy, Sitting, composition, ink, illustration, print, prints, cartoon, 1999, art, artfolio, blogging, college, composition, doodle, Face, hobbies, ink, jeff, lines, sitting, sketch, stick, study, human, thomann, arts, shadow, shading, dark, sketchbook, portrait, mallsmall, mall small, line, hair

Mall Small #82 Drawing

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/mallsmall82
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: woman, girl, female, gesture, drawing, youth, aged, innocent, little, small, mall, sketchbook, Body, Face, neutral, pose, posing, Sitting, Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Head, Study, Figure, Face, Doodle, Anatomy, Sitting, composition, ink, illustration, print, prints, cartoon, 1999, art, artfolio, blogging, college, composition, doodle, Face, hobbies, ink, jeff, lines, sitting, sketch, stick, study, human, thomann, arts, shadow, shading, dark, sketchbook, portrait, mallsmall, mall small, line, hair