Monday, March 02, 2009
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I'm soooooo excited about this. This is the first draft--I still have some fab little details to work out before they go up in the shop. I contemplated not posting this at all until I could get it to the shop--but I'm too excited about it.
I'm skipping ahead of myself here--I intended to show you the process first, with my new Boxcar polymer plates (which are flippin' awesome--more on that later). But I'm thrilled to pieces with the way my latest project is turning out. I've been trying and trying to make progress on the recipe card front for as long as I've had my letterpress. I did make some about a year ago--when I knew nothing about the press.
They turned out cute and cheerful, and I've sold quite a few, but I was longing for the ULTIMATE in recipe cards--with a box. And it's really hard to find a good cheap wood box for this purpose. So I made my own! Here's to living within feet of my dad's powertools is paying off!
I can't decide if I'm more proud of the finished product, or the fact that it's all my hand-illustrated text and icons that I printed the cards and dividers with.
Here is the original file that I sent to have made into plates. I am obsessed with my calligraphy nibs and india ink!!
I spent the weekend pumping and printing. Printing and cleaning plates. It was delightful!! I'm trying to decide how many cards I'm going to put in the boxes. And how much to charge for them.