USE THE FORCE… and some cardboard… and some water… and flour…….

Halloween Mask Making!
We got down and funky with some cardboard fun, and my first attempt at the ol’ papier mache….

kylo ren and yoda masks

Heres how the Kylo Ren mask went down:
(Cardboard, Spray Paint, Acryllic Paint Spray Glue and Hot Glue.)
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And here’s how the Yoda mask went down:
(Papier Mache over Balloon, Hanger and Mask Base,
Cardboard, Acryllic Paint, Newspaper and Copy Paper.)
Yoda Mask Build Paste   Yoda Mask Build 1   Yoda Mask Build 2   Yoda Mask Build 3Yoda Mask Build 4   Yoda Mask Build 5   Yoda Mask Build 6   Yoda Mask Build 7Yoda Mask Build 8   Yoda Mask Build 11   Yoda Mask Build 10   Yoda Mask Build 12

I’d never tried the papier mache before…
excited to make more masks in the future.

Here’s the Mache Mix:
1 Cup Flour
2 Cups Water
Pinch of Salt

Worked like a charm!
Masks in action


Polkadot Skull Tea Towel

These Halloween Tea Towels are truly one of a kind!

Polkadot Skull Tea Towel

Polkadot Skulls, Hand Printed, Flour Sack Tea Towel >>>

Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - carving   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - stamp   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - zoom   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - full   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - full2   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel - display   Polkadot Skull Tea Towel


Skull and Bones, Hand Printed, Flour Sack Tea Towel >>>

Skull and Bones Tea Towel - stamp   Skull and Bones Tea Towel - zoom   Skull and Bones Tea Towel - full   Skull and Bones Tea Towel - display   Skull and Bones Tea Towel

All artwork/design is hand-carved out of some
Speedball Speedy-Carve (the pink rubber stuff).

Each skull and/or bone was then lovingly inked and
printed with love using Speedball Screenprinting Ink!

Each towel measures 30″ x 38″ and is 100% Cotton.

Makes for a fantastic gift for teachers and co-workers!
Or get one for yourself to keep those counters
clean and the kitchen in the Halloween spirit!

Head on over to the shop and get your spooky on! >>>

2 Rabbits…??? – WILD RIDE!!!

So excited to share this new print!

Two Rabbits Print Full

Two Rabbits Print - Zoom1      Two Rabbits Print - Zoom2   Two Rabbits Print - Linocut

If’n you get after 2 rabbits… you’s in for a wild ride!

That’s right, it’s your toothless Uncles’ take on the wise quote
we all know and love. Though he may have got it all jumbled up,
the sentiment rings true and you know he means well!!!

So take it to heart and take it home with you… You’s gonna need it!!!

Here’s the what ‘n such:

Two Rabbits Print measures 12″ wide x 18.5″ tall.

Actual artwork measures 9.75″ wide x 16.25″ tall.

2 Color Lino Print, Black and White

On French Paper 100# Cover,
Speckletone – Kraft.

Signed and Numbered Edition of 21

Head on over to the shop and pick one up for yourself! >>>


Were Pick’n & Grin’n over this Happy Hillbilly!

Play Music on the Porch Print Play Music on the Porch Print Zoom1   Play Music on the Porch Print Zoom2   Play Music on the Porch Print Lino

Play Music On The Porch Day Print. >>>

Play Music On The Porch Day came and went faster than a passing train,
but you can still get in on the fun with this hand-pulled broadside print.

Wherever and however you joined the party, this guy will keep
a smile on your face and have you look’n forward to playin’
on the porch every chance you get!

Here’s the skinny:

Play Music On The Porch Day print measures 8.25″ wide x 15.25″ tall.

Actual artwork measures 6.25″ wide x 13″ tall.

2 Color Lino Print, Brown and Yellow/Orange

On French Paper 100# Cover,
Construction – Whitewash.

Signed and Numbered Edition of 24

Pick one up in the shop today! >>>

“Nice Work!” A2 Letterpressed Card

Tell your friends “Nice Work” on all the cool things they’ve done gone and did!

Nice Work A2 Card
Nice Work A2 Card and envelope  Nice Work A2 Card - Back  Nice Work A2 Card - Crop  Nice Work A2 Card - zoom

“Nice Work” A2 Card (4.25″x 5.5″)
Letterpress printed on an antique printing press
Printed on Cranes 110# Lettra.
Includes Square Flap Kraft Envelope.
Hand lettered design, inside left blank.
Packaged in clear poly sleeve.

Perfect for celebrating graduation, a new job, or any other sort of beauty accomplishments!

For example:

your friend: “Look at this cool thing I did!

you: “Wow, you really did that well! Please allow me to congratulate you
and celebrate your accomplishment with this fine card, complete with
a handwritten note full of kind words.”

It’s just that easy!

Pick one up in the shop today!!!


Sail away with this fancy new zipper bag!

We are LOVIN’ this new zipper bag!

onthetrolley zipper bag

This bag is truly one of a kind!
The artwork/design is hand-carved, the fabric is
hand printed, and the bag itself has been sewn
with love by your friends at onthetrolley!

You can pick one up today in the shop!!!

This zipper bag measures 8″ x 5″.
Exterior is block printed on white denim.
Interior fabric is a brilliant red silk.
You will find no raw edges on the inside.
Last but not least, it’s hand crafted right
here in the good ‘ol U.S. of A.

Here’s how we did it!!!  Picture Style!

zipper bag - plans  zipper bag - carving wave block  zipper bag - finished wave block  zipper bag - printing wave block  zipper bag - testing wave block
zipper bag - prepping ship block  zipper bag - carving ship block  zipper bag - testing ship block  zipper bag - printing ship block 2  zipper bag - printing ship block
zipper bag - sewing the bag  zipper bag - making bag tags  zipper bag - front side  zipper bag - back side

zipper bag - finished bags

Hope that all makes sense! Any questions on the process???
Just drop us a line and we’ll take good care of you!

Makes for a fantastic gift! Or get one for yourself to keep all
those handy-dandy pocket accoutrements safe and sound!

Pick one up today in the ETSY shop!!!


***Care: Wash in cold water, air or line dry.

***Remember: As this is an entirely hand made
product, each one will vary slightly in design.
This is what we love, and what makes your bag
truly a one of a kind piece. Enjoy!


Well a-cock-a-doodle-doo and a cluck, Cluck, CLUCK!
This new chicken print has us all excited!!!

Chicken Print

Country Chicken Art Print.  12.5″ x 9.5″, 2 Color Relief Print.  BUY IT HERE >>>

Well if’n this friendly chicken ain’t the cutest little feller!
This was a labor of love and an homage to our backyard, egg laying friends.

Here are some pics from the process as well as a short video whilst printing:

We started things off with the initial artwork…

then transferred it to the stamp block and got to carving!

It was off to the races, 1st layer, carved and printed!

Here’s a close up…

Decided to add another color… a touch of red…

With the red done, it was back to the original block,
carving the 3rd/final layer from the initial yellow block.

Inking up the final block… onward and upward…

…and YEE-HAW! We have a chicken print!

Here are our little friend drying on the racks!

Oh, and here’s that video of the printing process…

We couldn’t be happier with the way this print worked out!
Keep on the Sunny Side!!!

Shop Prints>>>







If’n you’re like’n what you’re see’n, head on over to Instagram, follow us @onthetrolley,  and join in on our FREE PRINT extravaganzer!

That right, get a free print of your choice from the Etsy shop!

All you have to do is come up with the best caption/story to the image below! Winner will be picked by the ever reliable onthetrolley panel of judges on Feb 15th, by 6:00 pm. So let’s have it!!! Keep in mind this is a family show! No bad words! And big words are equally angrifying to this simpleton.

Now get on the trolley! Follow us on Instagram @onthetrolley! Happy Balemtimes!!!

Free Print Contest