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Hand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornaments by Chandler O'Leary
Hand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornament by Chandler O'LearyHand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornament by Chandler O'LearyHand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornament by Chandler O'LearyHand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornaments by Chandler O'LearyHand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornament by Chandler O'Leary. Photo by Laurie Cinotto.Hand-painted letterpress Itty Bitty Kitty Committee ornament by Chandler O'Leary. Photo by Laurie Cinotto.

Kitty letterpress ornaments

$60.00

Handmade holiday ornaments featuring the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee! Hand-printed and painted in a limited edition.

35 in stock

Product Description

This set of original handmade linocut ornaments is a collaboration between artists Chandler O’Leary and Laurie Cinotto, and feature the stars of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, Laurie’s wildly popular blog. The ornaments are illustrated by Chandler, from Laurie’s original photographs. Each ornament was letterpress printed by hand from hand-carved linoleum blocks on an antique Vandercook cylinder press, then hand-painted with watercolor. The prints are mounted to acid-free gray board and secured with a cream-colored satin ribbon. You can see the entire handmade process behind these ornaments on the blog.

These heirloom-quality ornaments are perfect for adding a playful twist to your holiday tree—or for creating a year-round decorating accent for your home.

This edition is limited to 200 sets—once they sell out, they will not be reprinted, so grab yours before they disappear forever! This is one of two 2012 sets in an ongoing series. The ornaments are not numbered, but each is hand-lettered with the name of each kitten and the year.

The set includes 6 different kitties from the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee:

• Charlene Butterbean (large siamese cat)
• Clovis Ashby (black kitten)
• Baxter Lamm (orange stripey kitten)
• Pearla Dearborn (gray kitten)
• Victoria Anne McGillicuddy (calico kitten)
• Aloysius Petrie (tabby kitten)

Limited edition of 200 sets
The 5 kitten ornaments are approximately 2 x 3 inches (5.1 x 7.6 cm) each. The larger Charlene ornament is approx. 3 x 4 inches (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Because each ornament is hand-painted and completely handmade, no two are precisely alike. Please allow for slight differences and color variations from what is pictured here.

To ensure that local pets also have a happy holiday each year, we donated a portion of our proceeds to help stock the Tacoma Humane Society’s emergency pet food bank.

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This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary and Laurie Cinotto 2012. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of these ornaments. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

These ornaments are packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship in a USPS Priority Mail flat-rate box. WA state residents are subject to sales tax.

 

 

Additional Information

Ornament size

The 5 kitten ornaments are approximately 2 x 3 inches (5.1 x 7.6 cm) each. The larger Charlene ornament is approx. 3 x 4 inches (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Printing method

Original letterpress-printed ornaments. Hand-printed on a Vandercook press, and then individually hand-painted with watercolor.

Paper type

Images are printed on Rives Lightweight printmaking paper, soft white, 100% acid free. Then the prints are mounted to a heavy, acid-free, deep grey board. These ornaments are amazingly sturdy and made to the highest standards of quality; still, they are delicate, heirloom items. They’re not designed to be toys; please handle with care.

Edition size

200 ornament sets. The ornaments are not numbered, but each is hand-lettered with the name of each kitten and the year. This letterpress edition will never be reprinted; once the ornament sets sell out, they’re gone for good.

Hand-painted

Each ornament is individually hand-painted with watercolor. Because of this, no two ornaments in the edition are precisely alike. Please allow for slight differences and color variations from what is pictured here.

Display info

Ornaments are affixed with a satin ribbon for hanging on a tree or hook. These items are made from the best archival paper, inks and watercolor pigments available. Any piece of artwork can fade if displayed improperly, however; for best results, display your ornaments away from direct sunlight; and when not displayed, store in a dark, cool, dry place.

NOTE: the shop is currently closed; I am taking a break to do some traveling, prepare for some events and reorganize my inventory. All orders placed between now and May 20 will ship on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. I apologize for the inconvenience!