Sunday, September 5, 2010

Letterpress

{April 20, 2010}

by Cara Mariano

Do you love the look of letter press invitations but don't have the budget to buy them? Here are step-by-step photos showing you how to do the letter press technique yourself.
Die-cut design from heavyweight craft plastic using an Originals or Bigz Die.
In this example, only a portion of the design was used. Unused portion was removed using a pair of scissors.
Peel the protective layer from the plastic.
Begin sandwich by opening Multipurpose Platform to Tab 1. Place a Standard Cutting Pad on top of Tab 1.
Lay Silicone Rubber on top of Cutting Pad.
Place a piece of copy paper to keep the Silicone Rubber clean.
Using a brayer, roll ink onto the craft plastic die-cut.
Lay the project on the copy paper and place the die-cut ink side down onto the project in the desired location.
Finish the sandwich by placing another piece of copy paper and an Impressions Pad on top of the project.
Roll the Multipurpose Platform and sandwich through the machine.
Finished project should have a defined impression and color.


You can also apply the same technique to favor boxes so your whole event coordinates.

-Cara

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