Seven sleeps till blast off

July 26, 2017

There are just seven sleeps until Papercut This Book is launched in the UK on Aug 3. 

 

I made this letterpress poster at the weekend to advertise the book on social media. It was quite enjoyable to do, though the old, worn, vintage wooden type made it rather frustrating, as they don't always touch the paper, even when crushed by a huge Victorian flat-bed press.

 

 

It was a really good opportunity to pick up a new skill and I've been thinking of ways I might incorporate it into my papercutting.

 

It was also a good opportunity to get indelible printers' ink on my hands, face, jeans and jumper!

 

 

Large, heavy rollers are used to spread the ink on glass, then transfer to the letters. You'll see above where I have built up the letters with pieces of white card where they weren't creating an impression.

 

I used two different rollers, and two different colours - red and blue - to create the 'rusting' effect.

 

And one quickly becomes accustomed to reading upside down and back to front when doing this craft.

 

Let's see if it helps spread the word about Papercut This Book.

 

 

 

 

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