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Sharing the unique beauty of trees with everyone & using only local fallen trees
Sharing the unique beauty of trees with everyone & using only local fallen trees
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Hello Everyone!

       My name is Cole, and I'm an aspiring architect, woodworker, concrete former, and designer.  The goal of this project is to learn a new craft and share it with you all.  I have recently been spending time researching how to do printmaking in different mediums.  This began with an appreciation for the materials we work with, and a desire to share that with you.

        The process begins with searching the local area for fallen trees and contact local tree companies for their fallen lumber.  The stumps are rough sawn with a chainsaw, then I go back with a belt sander and work through progressively finer sandpaper until the entire surface is smooth.  After a little more work, the surface is ready for relief printing.  Each print is hand pressed to transfer the information from the tree to the new paper medium.  Every one is unique and has it's own subtle differences from one another, making every one absolutely unique.  

 I am looking to raise $500 in order to start a small print shop making many more of these prints and shirts!  I already have most of the tools needed, but a new router will help to flatten larger trees, and the rest will go to materials for the project.  Thank you for taking the time!

-Cole

 

15"x17" Reward
15"x17" Reward

 

15" x 17" Print + Frame
15" x 17" Print + Frame

 

20"x24" Reward
20"x24" Reward

 

20" x 24" "Moonlight" Black & White Oak Print
20" x 24" "Moonlight" Black & White Oak Print

 

24" x 36" Oak print reward
24" x 36" Oak print reward

 

24" x 36" Oak print + Cedar frame reward
24" x 36" Oak print + Cedar frame reward

 

15"x17" Reward on Cream
15"x17" Reward on Cream

 

Camphor on Forest Green
Camphor on Forest Green

 

30" Wide Camphor
30" Wide Camphor

 

Risks and challenges

With this project, the only challenge I forsee is if orders go beyond expectations, in which case I just find more fallen trees & work longer days. I'm excited to get these out to everyone!

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    12"x12" Tree Ring Print

    Edition of 25 numbered & signed. These prints are carefully pressed by hand onto a smooth hot pressed paper medium of White, Cream, Blue or Forest Green.

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    Tree Ring T-Shirt

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    This fabric is made in the United States with organic cotton. We are pricing the shirts as low as possible in gratitude for your support!

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    12"x12" Frame

    Handmade pine frame painted your choice of white, black, brown, or natural wood finish. Includes plexiglass, hanging materials & Free shipping!

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    15"x17" Oak Print

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    24''x36" Oak Print

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    36"x36" Camphor Print

    Edition of 25 numbered & signed. These prints are carefully pressed by hand onto a smooth hot pressed paper medium of White, Cream, Blue or Forest Green.

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