Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking


Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing

The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine

I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested

Narelle


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ruby Victoria on Facebook

Due to my disgraceful lack of activity on my blog here, I would like to invite you to join my Facebook page where you can see what I am up to in the studio and speak to me directly if you would like to :)
Just follow the link and come say hi
Narelle 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Cheer offer

To Celebrate the opening of my new Handmade online store I would like to offer
For every $20 you spend at either of my stores, I will throw in a pack of  

letterpress Christmas gift tags like the ones in the photo
this offer is for both my Handmade.com.au and etsy store
Valid till this coming Sunday 10:30 pm Eastern standard time

https://www.hand-made.com.au/rubyvictoria
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/rubyvictoria


Please drop in to my stores and take alook at what I have to offer lots of lovely bright colours to decorate your presents and home :)

Narelle x

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gift tags and greeting cards by Ruby Victoria





Spent yesterday going through my stock and decided to re-photograph everything here is a collecting of some of my work available on my etsy store, Madeit store and for wholesale to retail store in Australia and Internationally.
If you are a retailer or if you know of one  that might like to take a look at my work please feel free to share my details with them :)
Narelle X
100mm  Linocut/ letterpress coaster gift tags




C6 linocut/letterpress greeting cards

Thursday, August 29, 2013

POP UP Launceston

As Part of the Annual Junction Arts Festival in Launceston,Pop Up! Launceston is a community driven arts initiative that utilises one of the many vacant shops in Launceston's CBD... Run as a co-operative, artists 'pop up' for events, exhibitions and artists garage sales...





Monday, August 19, 2013

Christmas wholesale

Christmas is fast approaching and I would love to hear from any lovely gift shops, florists, bookshops ect. that maybe interested in stocking Ruby Victoria this Christmas season.
 If you are a business owner or know someone that you think might like my work please feel free to contact me or pass on my details  on and i will be happy to forward a current wholesale list
I can be contacted via email rubyvictorialetterpress@gmail.com 
or Facebook 

Friday, May 31, 2013

BIG PRINT SALE on Facebook

Hi everyone 
I just wanted to let you all know that I am having a big clean out in the studio and have decided to sell all my prints at a rediculiously cheap price to make room in my paper draws for new work.
All you need to do is follow the link to my personal Facebook page take alook at the prints and if you would like to purchase any of them send me a private message and we can workout the finer details of getting you lovely price of origional art work to you asap 

the prints will be wedged between two pieces of 310 gsm card and posted in a post pack safe and secure
all prints shown here are printed on 100% cotton rag paper, with oil
based printing ink, meaning they are colour fast if displayed out of direct sunlight 
paper size for all of these prints are 150 x 210 mm they fit perfectly in an 8x10 inch Ikea frame or something similar so no expensive trips to the picture framers :) 





If you are interested please follow the link to my face book page and take a look ,and if you feel like it please follow my Ruby Victoria letterpress fan page  on Facebook
 I would really like that 
Narelle x


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Made With Love This weekend

This Saturday I will be loading up the car  hitching on the caravan and making the trip to Wynyard for The Made with Love Market




Thursday, April 18, 2013

Butterfly for Jane

Butterfly linocut printed on coaster card





finished linocut ready to be printed
I am so please with how this linocut turned out I just had to whack it on the press and print something with it before it is posted off to a lovely friend of mine down in Hobart

Narelle x

Saturday, April 13, 2013

new stuff and a wedding

 This week is was very lucky to become the owner of this possibly very old screenprinting unit it was given to me by and old friend and printing colleague its pretty neat and I have been wanting one of these for ages but I hadn't been able to find one, it was in pretty messy condition ink caked all over it but after a bit of TLC it has come up really nice I just need to replace the actual silk screen this week as the original mess was totally knackered, the really cool think about this unit is that it comes with it very own carry case with compartments for ink , a squeegee and anything else you might need for a print run :)


 I also received along with the printing unit some never used letterpress type and some unopened foil for my foiling unit so I cant wait to start playing with that soon. 


 This past week has also seen me printing wedding stationery and a lovely big order of gift tags destined for 
Campbell& Bradley Florists in Greenslopes Queensland so I have been kept pretty busy :) 

ready to be posted off to Campbell & Bradley Florists QLD

Off to Qld this week :)




 Lastly here is the wedding stationery that I have just finished for the lovely Whitney and her fiance Stephen.

wedding stationery with custom linocut stamp

 I have decided to include the custom linocut in the package as a special memento of their special day.
 The linocut is backed up onto a Tasmanian black wood  block great for display purposes :)
wedding stationery with custom linocut stamp

wedding invited and RSVP cards

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Leftovers IV

finished Linocut prints

lino cut inked up and read to be printed

It's on again the Wingtip press leftovers mini print exchange and exhibition
 and this year I have finally gotten my act together and printed my very own mini print to send to Idaho to be included :) I am very excited as in return for my 14 prints that I send I will be sent in return 12 prints from 12 other artists
 I love getting this kind of mail :)


all dried and covered with protective acid free velum read for packing
all packed and ready to be posted to Idaho :)

The history of Leftovers:
Leftovers began in 2009 as a result of finding too many scraps of leftover printing papers jamming our flatfiles. We put out a call to artists to use those scraps to create an edition of prints no larger than 5" x 7" and receive a random dozen prints in 
return.  We have grown from an initial 60 participants to 155 in 2012.  Artists now produce 14 prints, receive 12 in return. Of the two remaining prints, one is used for exhibitions and the second is featured in a Silent Auction to raise funds for Hunger
 This popular portfolio has become international in scope - not only with international printmakers but with exhibitions in the US, Wales and New Zealand. This year's 2013 Leftovers IV portfolio has been invited to Australia!  They hope to continue the exhibition schedule to include Wharepuke Gallery in New Zealand and Swansea Print Workshop in Wales and welcome the opportunity for additional exhibitions so if you are a gallery and would like to support this then please follow the link below they will be very happy to hear from you
Relief.  Follow the Leftovers blog at: http://leftoversanyone.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ruby Victoria at Lionhart Battery Point, Hobart

photo courtesy of Whole Hearted Studio Photography
photo courtesy of Whole hearted studio photography
Nancy at Linohart, Ruby Victoria letterpress bunting displayed in store photo courtesy of wholeheartedstudio.com.au





Lionhart gift tags drying
Custom linocut logo I carved for Lionhart , linocut backed with Tasmania blackwood

Lionhart at MOMA Market, Ruby Victoria alongside Marley & Lockier

Anchor notecards and mini exclusive to Lionhart



Friday, February 1, 2013

Apologies

I would like to just take this opportunity to apologise for my lack of posting .
It has been a busy month with kids and school holiday, moving house and new orders
Kids start back at school next week so hopefully I will fall back into something that resembles a routine.

I thought I might just today share some photos of whats been going on with us over the holidays
I hope you enjoy them :)
Narelle x

Lake Huntsman North West Coast Tasmania


Ruby an Christopher in Campbell town

We moved house and I have a studio in the house now
Lovely vintage caravan on top of Mt Claude NW Tasmania

We adopted a few more fish :)

Ruby and I cooked Bikkies
We also took lots of photos together
Vistited Paul Noordarus's Studio in Deloraine

We also  visited Mark bishop funiture designer and maker in Stanley  


Loads of trips to all the parks around the coast
Camping at Lake Mackintosh


acquired more printing stuff :)