Thursday, August 11, 2011

Obsessed With Block Printing

 Over the last couple of weeks, I have found myself obsessed with Typography art. I've been there before.  Remember my blocks?  I just love the artists who I see doing Letterpress type work such as this print that I recently purchased on Etsy. 

This was created by Rawartletterpress-an Etsy shop owner.  I have been an admirer for some time.  I have always loved this saying.  It reminds me of something I read in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People about first being present.  Any how......I love letters and words....you can see that in my Thoughtfully Adorned things on etsy.  Also, another cool thing about this artist is that she connected with her sister who works with silver clay.  I bought a pendant with "You Are My Sunshine" for a friend of mine.  You just have to check them both out to understand.  I think they are brilliant and great artists. Oh, both of them had the best packaging!  So go and check them out!!!

So, as if I needed something new to obsess about, I can't stop thinking about this process.  I have been looking at old wood printing blocks, rubber stamps, definitions of all things about printing presses.  It's what I do.  I just can't stick to one medium or art type.  So, I found this great video tonight on You Tube and I think I might have to try this.  I'm just thinking that carving out a stamp might be dangerous for me! LOL-I think tomorrow I will pick up a kit at Hobby Lobby and try something this weekend.  I have some quotes in my head and some images.....we will see.  But of course, I had to try something with rubberstamps the other night......when I was supposed to be cooking supper.....it's not that great but I love the saying, I made it up in my head when thinking about me and my best friend and my sister.
xoxo

2 comments:

Susan said...

I can relate to a love of letters. I used to work at a printing company that had an old letterpress set up, they set the type letter by letter, and poured hot lead to make slugs to print from. Talk about wild! If you haven't carved images yet, you MUST do it. I love to hand carve stamps and blocks. I even remember when I was a kid having a rubber stamp kit that you could use individual letters with tweezers to make custom word stamps. Stamping on metal as you do is very cool. This is an art that is seemingly endless. Have fun with it. You will love all the things you can do.

Jamie said...

I can't WAIT to see what you come up with! I might use you again this year for Christmas gifts :)