Hatch Baby AnnouncementsMonday, March 16, 2009
The baby announcements are here! We spent all weekend making out envelopes and we have about 200 of them going out today. We are *so* happy with how they turned out...Hatch Show Print (the famous letterprint house in Nashville) did a fantastic job with a four-week turnaround - we gave them the information and told them that we trusted that they would make it wonderful. They did!
All of my block prints begin with an interesting photo, which I reduce to line art with a computer and tracing paper. After rubbing the back of the paper to transfer a backward image of the picture onto a rubber block, I use metal gouges to carve away every part of the image I do not want to print. Then I roll ink onto the block and press it to paper or wood to create the final printed image. Because each piece is printed individually and by hand, no two prints are ever exactly alike. I also enjoy layering, mixing, and “ghosting” the images to create one-of-a-kind pieces that feel both vintage and modern.