August 7, 2008

Last of the letterpress goodies

Okay, finally finished adding everything I printed from the letterpress class to the shop! And Charlie is sleeping and snoring away in my lap as I write this post. She makes all sorts of funny noises when she's sleeping, and sometimes her nose and eyes twitch like she's having some crazy dream. Such a cutie. Anyway, here is a fun letterpress print I did with hand-set wooden type.

la dee da print

And a couple more letterpress flat cards..

euca letterpress flat

floret letterpress flat

These last two were not letterpressed, but were done on a much simpler press called the sign press. I plopped the plate down, rolled ink over the plate with a rubber brayer, clamped the paper face down over the plate, and rolled a big roller over the stack. You end up with a lot more ink on each print, so the color is more saturated. But the color is also less even, and the impression is not as deep as letterpress. The result is less "clean" than letterpress, but I like the rawness.

home tweet home print

euca hand-printed flat

14 comments:

insaknitty said...

gah! you know, if I made all this cute stuff, I'd totally hoard it all for myself instead of putting it up for sale. heehee. love it! all of it! go you! :D

leslie said...

i think you are on to something here. your designs. letter pressed. yep. love them. all.

Hollabee said...

so pretty...it must have been fun doing these classes...love your work

Krissy said...

Lovely! the flat cards are exquisite :)

Debbie said...

Your designs are great! I really love letterpress stuff.

Tina said...

Your classed paid off, those are fantastic. I really like the flat cards.

Ali said...

they sometimes offer letterpress printing classes at foothill college too - they just finished with a summer session class.

http://www.foothill.edu/print_arts/

beautiful job on the cards and prints! btw, i think we know some mutual friends ...

Wendy said...

You guys are great, thank you so much!

And Ali - thanks for that link! I didn't realize they offered all those classes. Really? We have mutual friends?..

Shimmy Shake said...

Those are so fantastic - I adore the La La Dee Da one. Adorable. Didn't mention it before, but Charlie is so cute. Glad to hear you are having lots of fun with your new family member!

simplesong said...

lovely designs! and i love your choice of colors.

Venetian Blue said...

Love these cards - I know where to come when I want cards for special occasions now!
Jacqui

Karin said...

Wow, they are all gorgeous! You are so talented!

SimplyGrove said...

Such lovely designs!!!!

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Wow these are great!