Monday, February 8, 2016

Ocean coral personalized letterpress printed stationery

Ocean coral letterpress printed stationery, personalized with your name. Each card is printed with my antique Chandler Price printing press, one card at a time. First for the coral images and then the printing of your name with my hand set metal type. Printing on plush 100% cotton card stock creates a marvelous impression that you can see and touch.

Ocean coral letterpress personalized stationery.

With Aloha Letterpress Printed Cards

 Mountain Apple Bossoms with their delicate tendrils. 
Share some warm aloha with these lovely letterpress printed Hawaii Mountain Apple cards. The folded cards in the top feature `Ohi`a` ai,  Hawaiian mountain apple blossoms. When the ruby red blossoms appear, it is a sign that the fruits will soon follow. After the red tendrils fall, the fruits will grow from the base of the blossoms. In a few months, the luscious red fruits will be juicy and sweet.

Aloha Pineapple Letterpress Cards with Letterpress printed sacks.
These beautiful golden yellow letterpress printed pineapple cards are perfect for sending your aloha or mahalo. This card set is enclosed in a clear box and then tucked into a cotton muslin sack that has also been letterpress printed with a golden yellow pineapple.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sweet Succulents Letterpress Printed Cards

Hello, sweet succulents! Hand illustrated and letterpress printed greeting cards in a golden green. Just right for sending a warm hello. And believe it or not, we do have a lot of cactus, the prickly pear cactus, on the island of Maui.

It's believed that the cactus was brought to Hawaii to feed cattle in the early 1900s and as you drive about the island, you just might see some.

Valentine Letterpress Cards You Light Up My Life

Send your love with these newly printed letterpress Valentine cards. Each card is printed twice for the different colored image and wording on plush white cotton card stock. Cards are placed into a clear box and then tucked into a letterpress printed cotton muslin sack. Use the sack for an added surprise! Valentine Letterpress Cards

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Handmade Journals with Handmade Paper

My hand sewn journal on the top features a Coptic binding that has a braided stitching that joins the signatures of the book with the book covers.

The bottom photo shows a journal that I used while on a trip to Japan. I like to add items to the stubs of the page sections. This one has a real Gingko leaf that lined the streets in Osaka.

A journal can be used in many different ways:
• travel • gardening • sketches
• dreams • recipes • memories

Handmade Journals with Handmade Paper Covers

Hand bound Coptic sewn journal with sturdy Davey boards covered with my handmade papers.

Finally found some time to bind some books. This book is sewn with a Coptic binding that features braided stitching along the spine side of the book. I used some of handmade papers to cover the archival Davey boards. The golden paper is made of Japanese Gampi that was cooked for about 3 hours and then beaten into fine fibers in my Hollander. Then I dyed the gampi fibers in a dye from Lotus leaves. The other paper is made from beaten hemp and then layered with some bamboo fibers.

I love to use these books for travel journals, sketches and musings. The sections of the book has stubs that allow me to add bits of ephemera or memorabilia.  

Friday, January 16, 2015

Lovely Thank You Letterpress Cards Names and Hearts

Finished cards after printing first with blind debossed letterpress type and then a second printing with beautiful red hearts. Blind debossing combined with an inked image or by itself makes a marvelous impression with a wonderful tactile and visual sensation!