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


Thursday, March 25, 2010

beautiful things

After printing my babushka dolls I have decided it is time to do something different something a little different, something a little loftier and stunning colour wise.
I have always loved peacocks and I was thinking yesterday that a peacock would be an idea subject for my next screen printing project so yesterday in between printing, packing and amusing Ruby Galooby I did this very quick drawing to work from when I wasn't so busy.
I always find it amusing that most of my best design ideas seem to pop up when I am incredible busy and don't have time to think to much about them, in hindsight this is probably a good thing as it make me have to quickly draw thinks out so that I don't forget them and I end up with very spontaneous scrawly drawings that I actually really like .
I would really like to keep the spontaneity of the original drawing in this print so I am going to have to have a bit of a play with how I make the final screen that will pull all the other colours together so it is going to be interesting to see how it all turns out

I would love some feedback on this new project if anyone would like to share



  1. I can relate about getting ideas when you're busy with something else! The peacock in the sketch has a lovely inquiring twist to his head - it would be great to keep a hint of that in the final piece.

  2. It's lovely, Narelle. I can imagine the colours already! I like the simpleness of the design, and the way that the tail is almost symbolised, rather than drawn in detail. I think it will make the colour stand out more. Some feedback: I love the little head feathers of the peacock, and if there were some way of accentuating them I think it might add a nice detail.
    Cheers, Jenny.

  3. thanks ladies for the very constructive feedback I will keep these in mind thank you


  4. There must be peacock dust in the air for a peacock is what I decided to screen print for my class this Sunday! Aren't they just beautiful birds :)
    Can't wait to see your final print, I'm sure it will be fab.

  5. Great minds think alike don't they say Ruthi
    have fun with Joanne on Sunday & I hope to see you at Mathildas on Saturday


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