Tuesday, November 23, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Nov 22 to Dec 3

Until December 3rd, I am participating in the 12 Days of Christmas event in conjunction with the Trans Canada Etsy Street team! This means, that all purchases from my shop during these 12 days, will earn ballots into a draw for a really fabulous prize! I am also offering Free Shipping on almost everything! The ballots will earn you a chance to win a prize package of handmade goodies from TCET members and you can see the list of participating Etsy shops and the prizes by visiting our team blog. You can get one ballot without making a purchase if you share your letter to Santa. Visit the team blog each day for fun holiday stories, recipes, pictures and more about each of the team members, as we count down the 12 Days of Christmas together.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Woodblock Letterpress printing - 4

Our final woodblock letterpress class at the Dawson Printshop was a couple weeks ago and I never finished my blog posts to show the final results! Better late than never. I was using the Kelsey parlor press to make notebook covers. I printed them in two colours, first "My Analog" in dark brown then "Blog" in dark red. Another night, I was waiting to use the proof press and passed the time by using the parlor press again, printing a few more notebook covers that have a silver "ME" on them. I really like this font. The final project that I did in class was assembling and printing this collage of many woodblock fonts. It is just a jumble, don't try to make it say anything clever, it is just letters A to Z and numbers 1 to 9 and a few punctuation blocks, arranged on the bed and printed all in one colour. I might use these as decorative papers in bookbinding; that's the plan right now, although I haven't done anything with them yet. Thanks Niko, for a great introduction to letterpress!