Meet the Owner & Artist behind Salt Kured!
My inspiration comes from living simple by the beach & always being the life of the party. Salt Kured is all about finding your own style, living comfortable & making a statement. My collection is very unique because every piece is handmade and hand printed/painted by me with love. Salt Kured started with a love for the ocean, a laid back lifestyle & my need to always be painting or creating. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I created and designed a jewelry line that I named Ocean Minded Treasures. I linked up with local reggae bands & set up my shop at weekly venues as well as local festivals. From there I became more interested in painting, crocheting, sewing, screen printing & offering local art classes: leading me to what is now known as Salt Kured.
Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning 'small hook'
WHAT'S A WOODCUT?
The woodcut is literally the oldest and raddest form of printmaking techniques. The process goes like this:
- CARVE THE BLOCK. Carve an image backwards into a block of wood. The reason for carving backwards is because the image is reversed when printed.
- INK THE BLOCK. The final carved block creates a surface that is raised (the areas you left are higher than the areas you carved away) which allows for ink to be applied with a brayer.
- PRINT THE BLOCK. Once the woodblock is all inked up and looking all sorts of sexy, it's then printed by hand.
- EDITION THE BLOCK. Once you are happy with the printed image, you can print an edition. An edition is a set number of prints that are consistent in their printing. These prints are numbered out of the total number of prints. For example if you pulled 100 prints, you would "edition" these prints 1/100, 2/100, 3/100 and so on.
- DO IT AGAIN. It's addictive, and fun.