Kim and I began teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center around the same time in 2005. She is an amazing printmaker and for several years, taught etching downstairs while I taught letterpress upstairs. I was delighted when she asked if I would print her wedding invitations for her.
The background texture was taken from an image of one of Kim's etchings: blind printed on the invitation pieces and printed in white on the black envelope liner. When the invitation pieces are stacked together, the image continues from one piece to the next.
PRINT: letterpress | PRINTED WITH: magnesium dies | STOCK: 250 gsm Rising Stonehenge, White + Black | INK: black, special opaque white, and a special mix of sparkly green
ENVELOPE LINER PRODUCTION NOTES:
PRINT: letterpress | PRINTED WITH: magnesium die | STOCK: 95 gsm Hahnemule Ingres, Black | INK: special opaque white | SPECIAL PROCESS: diecutting
ENVELOPE PRODUCTION NOTES:
PRINT: digital and letterpress | PRINTED WITH: magnesium die | STOCK: French Construction, Pure White and Blacktop | INK: black, special opaque white
See Kim's beautiful work at www.kimvansomeren.com