MollyBroadley

Welcome to the Society6 shop of printmaker Molly Broadley. A New England native, Molly is inspired by its charming beaches, gardens, lakes and mountains, and the creatures that inhabit them. She adores beautiful paper, lovely hand written notes, giving the perfect gift, and celebrations of all kinds. Molly first learned block printing as a child, taking art lessons from an artist and family friend. She rediscovered the art form many years later, when exploring various meduims for her annual handmade Christmas cards, and was immediately hooked. Molly's designs are created with much love and joy, using traditional linoleum block printing techniques, a form of relief printing. The design is sketched, and then transferred to a block for carving. Each detail of the design is carved by hand, leaving behind the image to be printed. Ink is applied to the carved block with a brayer, and the inked block is pressed onto the paper. In some cases, multiple blocks are used to achieve a single design. As with all hand printing techniques, variations occur from one print to the next, which adds to the appeal of these enchanting works of art. Molly is delighted to have adapted her original block prints for use on other products - it's such fun to see her designs out there in the world, on cell phone cases, tote bags, t-shirts and more! MollyBroadley joined Society6 on February 25, 2014

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Welcome to the Society6 shop of printmaker Molly Broadley. A New England native, Molly is inspired by its charming beaches, gardens, lakes and mountains, and the creatures that inhabit them. She adores beautiful paper, lovely hand written notes, giving the perfect gift, and celebrations of all kinds.

Molly first learned block printing as a child, taking art lessons from an artist and family friend. She rediscovered the art form many years later, when exploring various meduims for her annual handmade Christmas cards, and was immediately hooked.

Molly's designs are created with much love and joy, using traditional linoleum block printing techniques, a form of relief printing. The design is sketched, and then transferred to a block for carving. Each detail of the design is carved by hand, leaving behind the image to be printed. Ink is applied to the carved block with a brayer, and the inked block is pressed onto the paper. In some cases, multiple blocks are used to achieve a single design. As with all hand printing techniques, variations occur from one print to the next, which adds to the appeal of these enchanting works of art.

Molly is delighted to have adapted her original block prints for use on other products - it's such fun to see her designs out there in the world, on cell phone cases, tote bags, t-shirts and more!

MollyBroadley joined Society6 on February 25, 2014.

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