Thursday, February 13, 2014
etsy love: beauchamping
As mentioned before, I have decided to begin sharing a little Etsy love here once in a while, featuring a shop whose products I have personally enjoyed and love. Today I'd like to share beauchamping, a print shop run by artist Gregory Beauchamp.
Gregory's prints are xylene transfers, a process similar to screen printing, but without the screen. The work is hand-transferred inch by inch onto heavy cotton rag paper; each piece an original and slightly different than the last.
In Gregory's own words, "I believe the simpler you can make something the more universal it becomes."
A few months ago, I asked Gregory if he could make me a custom print of Gulliver's Mushroom to fit an antique frame I'd found. He was great to work with and it turned out perfect; we love looking at it every day! The hardest part was choosing which print we wanted, but the Pacific Northwest is such a wet, mossy and at times mushroom-filled place, this one seemed right.
Gregory's work seems to pop up all around the internet, often in sneak peeks on Design Sponge and elsewhere. Follow the links below to learn more about Gregory and his work:
Beauchamping on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/beauchamping
Featured on Etsy's Handmade Portraits: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/handmade-portraits-greg-beauchamp/
Which one of his prints do you love?
Photos of prints courtesy of Beauchamping on Etsy. Photo of artist courtesy of Monica Wang for Apartment Therapy.