I have always liked letterpress but didn't really know how it was made. I got the chance (back in January) to help Angela letterpress her baby shower invitations. I know it is weird that she designed/made her own invitations, but no one could do it better and she was happy to do it. We most of the day on a Monday with this old machine.
There were drawers of metal stamps that were so fun to look at.
Mixing colors is the coolest, and I wish I was better at it. I was super impressed how quickly Angela got the colors she wanted. It would have taken me awhile.
She let me try it out, but for the most part she did it cause we would have been there all day if I was the one doing it.
You let the machine run forever until the color is spread all over that plate.
They turned out lovely. I got to see Angela's perfectionist side come out for these. She really wants her work to be perfect and notices any flaws. Not in an annoying way, but in a way that is refreshing; to see someone who takes pride in their work and a job well done.
Also I just wanted to add: look at these streamers I used for her shower! I found them (mostly at different times) at the thrift store for 25 cents a roll and they were the perfect colors. I love it when that happens.