Tuesday, March 27, 2012

First Job in the New Studio!

So, I have to tell you I am in love with my new studio!!  Working in it, is such a dream come true.  So has working with my most recent bride.  She came to me and wanted letterpress invites with navy ink in all hand calligraphy script, but was concerned and wanted to make sure it was very readable.  We did a very streamlines calligraphy for the majority of the lettering and then went crazy on the names and titles (on the enclosures). The result was beautiful.  Crisp navy calligraphy impressed into the soft cotton paper - elegant and oh so chic!

Vintage Style Quaker Marriage Certificate

Press is OUT of the garage!!!

My letterpress is happily in the INside studio and out of the garage.  Letterpress is a finicky art and the ink likes it to be between 65-75 degrees. Too cold and the ink hardens up, too warm and it melts!  So, both the ink and I are very happy now in our climate controlled studio :)

For a few minutes, I did think it would be fun to just keep the letterpress on the front lawn. It was a gorgeous morning in Houston, sunny and in the low 70's.