Tuesday, 12 January 2010

valentine letterpress workshop



have you ever seen a press blush ;)

cards are for the Love and Rummage 2 trunk show

I tried out a little something special for these Valentine cards. With some experimenting, I was able to get the ink distribution just right. See how the ink is a distinct swirl on the disc? And see the slight but unmistakable results? The bottom of the heart is darker than the top. I've got a crush on this technique now.

Speaking of February 14th, I'm offering a special 2-for-1 workshop just in time for Valentine's day.

Letterpress Curiosity Workshop: The Handmade Valentine edition

Date: Sunday, January 31st 2010
Time: 12pm-2pm
Skill Level: All
Cost: $140 for 2 participants

In this 2 hour workshop, you and a guest will get to print your own Valentine's to snailmail to friends and loved ones. Choose from my collection of sweetheart inspired plates or typeset a sweet message of your own with moveable type.

Contact me at snapandtumble@gmail.com to register.

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis with a 50% deposit.

6 comments:

Sonnet and Mayhem said...

Adorable! How did you get the ink to form perfect rings like that?

thislovelycity said...

Oh how I wish that I could come to this workshop! That little i <3 u card is so perfect + charming! XO!

snap + tumble said...

Victoria - Thanks! I've sent you an email.

Erin - Anytime you're in Toronto, let me know!

alexandria said...

This is so neat! I like the swirl technique.

jax said...

Sweet! - Still trying to figure out how you've done that :)

amuse-toi bien! said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! How you did this! Colour is so pretty as is the card! Can't wait to see it in person :) Can you PLEASE share with me how you did this on the ink disk? I love how the ink is distributed on the final print. Great Job!

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