Here at Inkdandy Studio, Lizzie currently creates fun filled art prints and greetings cards using her signature vivid colour palette and inspirations from nature and the world around her.
With being as eco friendly as possible of high importance to the Inkdandy Studio brand, Lizzie uses only biodegradable compostable corn starch cellos and stickers to package her art prints and greetings cards, as well as mount boards made from recycled materials for her unframed prints. All greetings cards are made from FSC approved paper stocks and are teamed with a recycled envelope, HAPPY DAYS!
Having trained in costume design and always used research and inspiration from a variety of sources to form a character, Lizzie uses the same method to create her illustrations for prints, gathering her ideas from anywhere such as history, fashion, fiction and art, helping her to create characterful, relatable and expressive prints. After thinking of an idea to run with, Lizzie always starts by sketching out quick illustrations, and writing down as many characteristics and traits that she thinks the character she is creating would embody. This really helps her on her way to create a scene and to let the image evolve.
Having always drawn and painted her illustrations using pencils and brushes in the past, Lizzie has now developed her method of working for modern day life, drawing and painting by hand digitally, directly onto an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil. At first this way of working was quite alien, but after many months of practice and perseverance, Lizzie can’t imagine going back to her old method of working, with the iPad allowing far more scope to create various versions of her prints which she can develop into future products.
All art prints are produced at a Bristol based professional art printing company, on 100% cotton paper, using a process called Giclee. This is a method of fine art printing combining pigment based inks and quality archival paper stocks to achieve a superior quality lasting print that doesn't fade over time. Inkdandy Studio sells art prints as both framed and un-framed prints signed and titled by Lizzie, which she also hand paints a small gold acrylic accent on each, to give the prints a special touch. All framed prints are mounted on acid free mount boards, before being framed in solid wood soft gold frames, fully taped and strung at the back ready for you to put straight on your wall. As mentioned above all unframed prints come mounted on a recycled mount board, with biodegradable packing, ready for you to pop in your own frame or to send as a gift.
Lizzie will only use use high quality materials and printing methods to create her products. All greetings cards and notecard sets are again printed at a professional art printers, on textured laid paper, with recycled brown Kraft envelope’s and packaged in corn starch compostable cello’s.
Lizzie hopes to soon develop her Inkdandy studio product range into homeware and stationary, so follow on instagram @inkdandystudio to keep up to date with all the latest info and creations!
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