A friend of mine is planning her wedding, and asked me if I could make her invitations. I used to work at the most fantastic letterpress shop (PKE) for a short time, and even though I don’t have access to any of the equipment, I learned a thing or two.
I had a hard time with the text. I wanted it to be printed by hand, but I didn’t want to carve each individual letter. A savvy artist friend of mine suggested using solar plates…which I will definitely use next time! Brilliant idea. But this time I printed the text on translucent vellum, adhered it to a floral relief print so the design would show through a little bit. The RSVPs were a fun challenge, too. Printing 4″x6″ card stock is NOT easy :P
I sort of just stumbled upon this by chance, but I might like to explore this further. I figured out some good short cuts, so maybe I’ll do a little couture stationary line on the side. Anecdotally speaking, EVERYONE I know is getting married.