letterpress impressions

There's something about wintertime that makes me want to work at the letterpress. I like standing and cranking the big drum back and forth while the wind blows outside. So yesterday I dusted it off a bit and began working by making some business cards. Then I tested some of our vintage and antique Christmas types on paper. I'm still hoping to actually get Christmas cards made this year! Also over the weekend I bought some modeling clay and have been experimenting making tiny ornaments by using our letterpress types to make impressions. I painted them with white acrylic and added linen twine. Simple simple.

Jan has a good conversation going on here: What Happened to the Magic. And Earl adds to the piece here: In Support of Authenticity.