Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Botanical paperweights



I thought you might like a peek at some of the other fruits of recent labor on the old press that shares my studio. Printing is addictive... once you start, new project ideas multiply like mushrooms!




I love the crisp impression and the texture of the paper combined with the slick shininess of the glass.


On soft, thick Italian paper, the crisp, deep impression is pure joy. There's just nothing like letterpress printing. So satisfying.


2 comments:

Sharon Hermens said...

Sharyn,
These paperweights are wonderful!! I'm sure you'll get lots of shops wanting to order them to sell to the public. I (for one) would buy one.
I love the way you can see the indentation of the print..how it dips and rises on the paper. I can almost feel the surface.
A water colorist once told us in class to "feel" the paint. I've never looked back.

Sharon

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I agree. There is just something pleasing about letterpress.