Floating Ink

Fold-over Greeting Card – Set of 10
Birthday Dip
Printed in spring, 2017

♥ Lined with forest green vellum stitched in the fold with embroidery thread, these letterpress cards are finished with a Suminagashi marble sash.

Suminagashi (floating ink) is a Japanese printmaking technique dating back to the 12th century. Like trying to catch a rainbow in an oil slick, you push and pull ink that’s suspended above a water bed.

Handprinted happy birthday card composed of decorative type and an antique ornamental border.A: Before and after print of a happy birthday card with and without marbleized ink dip.“Happy Birthday 2017” fold-over greeting card and envelope dipped in Suminagashi ink.“Happy Birthday 2017” fold-over greeting card and envelope dipped in Suminagashi ink.

Antique moveable type and border fill delicately handset in a balanced letterpress composition and put to rest on European mold made cotton paper with deckle edges.

Imperfectly handmade and 100% human-powered on a 1890s Chandler and Price Platen press in Toronto, Canada.

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