Archive for May, 2010

Design is the key

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

A beautiful self-promotion piece by Kanella. The piece consists of four handcrafted embossed and woven cards that reveal a secret message “Design is the Key to the Path towards the Sun.” The whole project is based on the story of Ariadne (read story here) and her thread which has been adapted and now it focuses on the importance of good taste. I love the combination of textures and techniques that these cards use; so simple and so lush at the same time. Makes me want to experiment using some embroidered techniques for my own card designs.

found via twig & thistle

edge painting

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I’ve been dying to try this technique on a letterpress project and just haven’t gotten around to it. I think that edge painting makes such a dramatic statement. And it’s a great way to add a pop of color.

Ok, for the record, I am hear by saying that my next letterpress project I am trying this.

Some of the resources that I have found to help you with this technique: Briar Press & Crane & Co. Please share any advice if you have any experience in edge-painting. Thanks!

images via here, here & here