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Entries in letterpress (4)


inspiration archive // 8

A pretty illustration for today. I love the gray letterpress. So perfect.

Featured Lovely By: Pearl Marmalade


wishing you a...

Just decided to take a break from blogging this week. I will be back full force on Monday to begin the madness that is the Christmas season. Super excited!

Enjoy an amazing holiday with your loved ones!



If you haven't heard, this week is letterpress week on oh, hello friend.
Great prizes and interviews on all things letterpress, so don't miss out.

Letterpress lessons were my first wedding anniversary gift {paper=so sweet!}, so I have been dabbling for only a few months. All of my work is done at a cooperative print shop called All Along Press. Yesterday I completed a project and wanted to share my simple explanation of letterpress.

This is a Kelsey tabletop press. In my words, an easy-to-learn-not-scary press.
The giant ones that have a thousand levers are MUCH to intimidating to me.

A custom plate makes letterpress easy peasy. Typesetting is the complicated-super-difficult-time-consuming part of letterpress. Being a slacker, I chose the easy route.

Mix up the ink. {paint is for painters, ink is for printers}

Or in my slacker case, just use black straight out of the can and ink up the roller/press.

Align paper. Test impressions. Make adjustments. Print like a crazy person.

This was WAY over-simplified—so don't fret that you paid a mere $3G for your wedding invitations.

Lastly, take great product photos and add to your shop. I want to do a simple step-by-step of how I style my photos, but this post is to long already. Soon my friends. Very soon.


many horns of plenty to you

Happy Thanksgiving! Above is a card that I letterpressed onto chipboard, and some lovely little felted acorns that I couldn't resist making.

I found this lovely tutorial from Betz White. Probably one of the easiest and highest
pay off for craft projects. I found the acorn tops on ebay and the felt balls are from Ornamentea. A few hours hot gluing and around $35 later, I had 150 of these little guys! I enjoyed giving them out along with the Thanksgiving cards, and I still have so many leftover!