Posts Tagged ‘letterpress’

Pearl’s first run

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Things have been a bit quiet here on fancy seeing you here lately. The reason for this is prepping for the National Stationery Show which has me in such a tizzy. It seems like everything is coming together nicely though, even if my to do list is endless! This past weekend I printed with my press Pearl for the first time. It took a bit of troubleshooting to figure everything out, but by the end she was printing beautifully. I’m so excited to finally have her up and running. A special thanks goes out to Baltimore Print Studios and John Falstrom for the technical support while I was setting her up.

In case you are attending NSS I’ll be in booth #2274 with the Ladies of Letterpress.

scenes from the weekend: the type truck at baltimore print studios

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Yesterday I took a trip to Baltimore to check out the type truck at Baltimore Print Studios. The type truck is completely adorable and frankly I’m a little jealous of Kyle. She gets to travel and print—a perfect combination if you ask me. First step was screenprinting a minty layer inside Baltimore Print Studios. Once that dried I letterpressed the hot pink type inside the type truck. See the final product in the second picture below. A beautiful print to remember the experience, mine’s already hanging on the fridge.

 

 

my new press

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Meet Pearl, my new letterpress! She’s a Golding Pearl No. 11 Improved 7×11 press. Isn’t she a beauty? I purchased her from the lovely Sarah of Haute Papier. Yesterday was spent moving her from Georgetown to her new home in Bethesda, right next to my record player. (It is so stressful moving a letterpress!) I have to get a few more supplies before I can get started printing with her, but I can’t wait!

shop update: fancy birthday card, fill in the blank set and thank yoü cards

Friday, August 5th, 2011

New items in my shop! I’ve been selling these items at local craft shows but hadn’t had the chance to photograph them for the shop, until now. You’ve seen the Fancy birthday card in one of my previous posts. The fill in the blank 3 pack is one of my favorite new items—these cards can be sent to absolutely anyone, you create the message and tone. And lastly, a simple thank yoü 3 pack. Be sure to check out my shop for more images and details about these products!

 

 

scenes from artscape

Monday, July 18th, 2011

A few images from our booth at Artscape this past weekend. It was a very busy, hot and exhausting three days, but well worth it—I loved seeing how people responded to our products. I think our Letterpress booth was a big hit, the combination of all our different design styles and products was unique and we truly had something for everyone.

 

 

 

artscape art festival: this weekend!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

This upcoming weekend I’ll be participating in Artscape in Baltimore. Artscape is the largest free art festival featuring 150+ artists and all sorts of entertainment. I’ll be sharing a letterpress booth with Julia Louie, Melanie Karlins, Moira McCauley, Steve Cole and Amelia Smith. We’ll be at Booth C15 in the DIY Section. Please stop by if you can!

middle image via here

fancy birthday cards

Friday, April 1st, 2011

In conjunction with Pyramid’s 30′s Birthday Open House celebration on April 9, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will be selling sets of letterpress birthday cards designed and printed by various members of our PA letterpress community. That’s my design above! All proceeds from the sales will go to fund Pyramid’s awesome programs and facilities! You can find pictures and links to some of the other cards here.

I printed some extra and will add those to my shop this weekend!

jenna and simon wedding invitation

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

What a beautiful and unique letterpressed wedding invitation. Every detail meshes perfectly with the set. But you wouldn’t expect any less from the two graphic designers that make up The Hungry Workshop. Get all the printing details and more pictures here.

via FPO

2011 letterpress calendar

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I participated in the Pyramid Atlantic Letterpress calendar once again this year with other members of the Pyramid Atlantic letterpress community. Each month was designed by a different artist. I chose April because it is my birth month and decided to focus on its birthstone, the diamond. It is a 2 color design using silver and magenta ink. There are still some calendars available for purchase. It’s $25 this year, which is a steal if you ask me! They are working on having it for sale on the Pyramid website but until then Update: Available for order on the website or you can purchase it at ArtSpring 821 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring MD). All proceeds go to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

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