* pine cone prints

Posted on November 11th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Experiments.


I’ve had pine cones on the brain lately. I believe it started a while back with Karen Gelardi’s pinecone prints (which you can buy at ferdinand.)

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The last week I’ve been seeing them everywhere:

DeLuce Design

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Walter Erhard reprints

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and these 2 beauts from blissen

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I signed up for some ornament swaps and decided pinecone prints it is. First order of business is doing the drawing. I found a nifty website for a cone collection. Who knew there were so many types of cones? Fascinating. Anyway, I printed out a bunch of different ones and tried tracing them with a sharpie (one of the 29-pack I got for my birthday!) I kind of like the effect, although you can see this method worked better for some than others.

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The gocco prints are drying now, so tune in later for the finished ornaments.



3 Responses to “pine cone prints”

  1. Kelly Says:

    I love this post- so inspiring!!

  2. moki Says:

    What a coincidence, today I went to an assisted living home to help them make turkey centerpieces out of pinecones and I just kept thinking about how wonderfully cozy all the nooks and crannys seem.

    I’ll be coming back to see those ornaments!

  3. Hanna Says:

    I like your prints, and your research on the pine cones. I think it is so cool that you allways see (or hear) a lot of what you’ve just disovered or learned – suddenly it’s everywhere. Serendipity?!

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