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:::: The Inspired Bride™ :::: › Do It Yourself Project: Quilled Details by Ann Martin Hello, everyone! I write to you from my brand new living room! We closed and moved in on Friday, and it’s been absolutely hectic around here. Expect me to continue to be a little slow on email for a few days, but if it’s absolutely urgent, direct message me or reply to me on Twitter. Today I’m turning IB over to Ann Martin, who is a fantastic paper crafter who specializes in quilling.
So after my last attempt at printing with my photopolymer plate, I was a bit down. Not only was I not getting any impression, but the ink coverage was not good, and things were not going well. So, I fired off an email with my photos to my letterpress instructor (Jim Rimmer) to see what he could tell me. So far, I have learned the following:My design has some larger solid areas. This is not something I was thinking about when I designed it, but I should have. For my first ever run on my press, I should have kept to line art or text perhaps, for better results.The paper I purchased was a bit too textured, causing some uneven coverage.A printer has to ink specifically for light type and heavy illustrations, depending on the job at hand.So, Jim suggested that I cut up my plate into sections - one for the bird, one for the berries, and one for the text. Tips
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indie art and design - directory + blog for australian independe Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store. We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.
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