So I've always wanted to learn how to do letterpress. I few months back, the stars aligned, and I found an awesome guy who works at Hammerpress to mentor me. We did two projects together and he deemed me "ready to print." :-) I thought I would share my first two projects. The first one is funny, the second one I'm proud of.
Project 1: Woodcut and Press
As my first project I though it would be fun to use a woodcut to make a print. I hand-carved the tree from the woodblock and then set up the press to make prints. I have a million of these prints if anyone wants one. ;-) The reason why I find this project funny, is in my novice, I carved my initials backwards. When you print everything is in reverse so that the final print will be readable. I will not be making that mistake again. :-)
Project 2: Thank You Cards
I decided to add an extra element of "hand-made" to my wedding thank you notes. I wanted to make my own letterpressed cards. I used the original design theme from my Save the Dates and adapted it to the Letterpress. I was very happy with them, and I am currently designing more cards that I will Letterpress soon! :-)