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atelier Carlijn Claire

the rose

the rose

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the rose (2022)
a soft message for hard times

description ༄

blind embossment chine-collé art print inspired by the ancient art of alchemy and wisdom of Nature. She embodies the highest frequencies within the plant kingdom and is venerated in many cultures and religions throughout the ages. Roses symbolise love, grace, mysticism and the divine feminine ~ she's closely connected to Mary (Magdalene) and gives you that little hint you needed: one of gentleness, kindness and acceptance.

materials ༄
blind embossment and chine-collé on Fabriano etching paper - each piece is unique and will have small variations in the shape, placement and hue of the (chine-collé) paper.
signed and stamped on the verso side of the paper

dimensions  ༄
100 x 150 mm (unframed)
210 x 270 mm (framed)

the work includes a light wooden box frame without glass, with mount


a blind-embossment (also known as debossing) is the process of pressing a design or pattern into the surface of paper or cardstock without adding any ink or foil. The result is a raised, tactile image that can be seen and felt. A delicate, subtle relief in paper, made in my studio with a heavy etch press.

for some pieces I combine this technique with chine-collé; I add a small torn piece of thin handmade Chinese or Japanese paper in the middle of the etching paper, then I place the plate with the design on top and roll it through the etch press.

lino-cutting is the technique I use for creating most molds or plates that carry the design; I draw on a piece of linoleum (made of linseed oil, pine resin and cork dust) and remove the lines with lino cutting tools. With a mold I can create a few pieces, each slightly different due to the qualities and differences of the paper - some of them finished with a touch of coloured pencil.

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thank you!

the purchase of this print supports my journey in the arts, spreading more beauty into the world and raising awareness of our interconnectedness with Nature, the unseen worlds, feminine energy and multi-dimensionality. Re-souling and remembering!

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