I finished my first letterpress experience...!
I will say that I like the end product more than making the product. The more I worked on them though I did get the hang of it, but it is a giant puzzle. I can see how people could have a passion for this type of art making. I think that it is a beautiful thing. I did not have many expectations going in, so when things did get frustrating I knew that it was just a part of the process and kept going...
Here is my process in getting to the lovely 5x7 postcard with my quote.
>>Setting it all up
|all of the metal type with the wooden furniture |
| this is the hardest part!|
It is a big puzzle getting it all to fit inside the chase so that it
is tight, so that none of the type slips out.
|the press! |
Now that I know how to letterpress I would really love to experiment and create some more personal things! (possibly valentines day cards... if time allows!)