Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Here is a collage of some of my wood letterpress type. The collage hangs on the wall in my workspace but none of the letters are glued down so I can take the type out and use it when I need it. Getting it back in the right spot is a whole other matter.
I have several of these collages. Someday, when I'm too old to print, I'll do a whole wall of type.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I've been busy with more Valentine product. The card on the left is done with rubber stamps on a reproduction of a vintage postcard from my collection. The red backer card is also stamped with a clear embossed ink. The card on the right is letterpress printed using some of my vintage wood type.
I also had fun making these Valentine Birds-I call them "Fancies". They are also done with rubber stamps, red and gold foil embellishments, rhinestones and red feathers for tails. They are mounted on clothespins and look special tucked into a small pot of roses.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I just printed this Valentine's Day card yesterday so it is hot off the press. It's a variation of the design for February that's in my 2011 calendar. Instead of carving a lino block, I had a metal plate made so I could get more detail. The card is available in my shop.