Cat Apron Rainbow Batik Large Pocket. Natural Thick Canvas Red

Cat faces, individually hand-printed. Featured cat is Pickle, my Birman-Ragdoll muse and occasional assistant. Large pocket is a psychedelic rainbow cotton batik fabric. Fully lined pocket. Special, one of a kind, and made especially for you or that cat-loving cook in your life!

Source: Cat Apron Rainbow Batik Large Pocket. Natural Thick Canvas Red


Kookaburra Wall art hanging. Warm Red Floral Screen Printed

Original kookaburra design created by me, from paper to ink. Individually screen printed image superimposed on vintage upholstery textile. I then stitched the printed fabric onto a background fabric and threaded through a wooden stick to frame it at the top.

Ink has been set. Ready to hang.


  • 40 cm long (including wooden frame)

  • 24 cm wide (excluding wooden frame)

Bundled up nice and snug for its journey, this fabric wall hanging may appreciate a nice steam iron when it arrives its new home.


I am a self-taught artist and tinkerer with keen interest in upcycling and repurposing material. To literally put my stamp on my work, I draw, cut and print my own designs based on things I love, see, and enjoy. Personally handmade by me in my home in Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Source: Kookaburra Wall art hanging. Warm Red Floral Screen Printed

Odd Egg Chicken illustration postcard. Small art print.


One-of-a-kind hand printed stamp of my illustration on a 1972 paperback, Flash for Freedom by George Macdonald Fraser. This is page 267 of the book. I love recycling and re-purposing.

Each bird image has been sketched, cut and printed by myself in my home. Size: Standard postcard, 6 x 4 inches.

  • Beautiful gift. Ready to receive your handwritten message or to be framed on your wall.

  • This is a one of a kind and original work of art.

  • A cardboard box makes the back of the postcard. Each card is unique.

Shipping / Postage: I am happy to combine multiple items in one shipping quote! Story: Juanita Tortilla postcards began when I made some greeting cards out to friends across the globe, receiving many compliments while at the post office. Now I want to share them with you and you can be the envy of many.

Source: Odd Egg Chicken illustration postcard. Small art print.

Small Screen Printed Zipper Change or Card Holders

Small, but not so small zipper pouches. Little happy things that I enjoyed working on.

What may have instigated this was the request for:

something small to put a gift voucher in; or
something flat and light and/or Australian-inspired* to mail overseas; or
something handmade and unique as a Kris Kringle / Secret Santa present for this gift-giving season!

*Chicken and cats do not count :D

Mixed Media Art – Screen printed Bird – Upcycled Collage – Textile Postcard or Wall Art


To pick a favourite from the multi-step process is not possible. They were all enjoyable — from sketching the birds, cutting the stencil, pressing the ink through the silk screen and finally piecing the little bird fabrics on to cardboard.

OK, so my least favourite would be cutting the stencil part :D

The end result of superimposing prints surprises me!

Little postcard-sized pieces of art, I’d proclaim.

Bird Illustrations – the few familiar Australian natives


Created a handful of bird illustrations in keeping with the ‘Put a bird on it’ theme…  The first stencil I made was of the Crimson Rosella. It is a very colourful bird which I thought would best fit the rainbow patchwork tote.

For now, the other feather friends — the Laughing Kookaburra, Galah, Magpie and Chook — are safely stored in my sketchbook for amusement’s sake. They have been fun to draw!