Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Collage

Just finished a new collage. I printed the bottle and feather from my hand cut linoleum block onto a vintage 1911 postcard. That got mounted onto a piece of vintage wallpaper along with a few pieces of lace doily, vintage music, a letterpress scrap and a few more bits of wallpaper. I finished it off with some rubber stamping. I though the doily would be great for collaging but found that when I put glue on it, the whole thing becomes transparent. So, I put a layer of white acrylic paint on the back to keep the glue from seeping in.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Printer's Fair

Last weekend was the 5th annual LA Printer's Fair at the International Museum of Printing in Carson, California. The museum is really cool and has a large inventory of working vintage presses and related antique printing machinery. They have lots of events, classes and demonstrations. In addition to letterpress printing, they also offer classes in book arts.

In addition to printing demonstrations, the fair has vendors selling everything from hand printed cards, to paper vendors and printing press supplies. I purchased a number of items including press ink, some "furniture" for my press, and some awesome cards. Here are a few snaps of what I saw.

Printing block on a flatbed press.

A really large press that I wish I owned
An antique Albion press that I was able to try printing with.
Antique type storage drawers
Cards by De Milo Design
Hand bound book from Pie in the Sky Press
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