It’s been a week of accomplishments here and I’m soooo glad I was able to get my shop items up for you all before the weekend. I had been debating on what prints to include and if I wanted to put a “kit” together or not. I decided on the latter….there’s already so many great kits out there. I wanted to take a different approach. As you can see, it’s all pretty neutral…I love working with kraft and chipboard. I’m also offering prints on acetate that is almost like vellum. It’s sturdier and just plain rad.
One reservation I had about continuing to offer mini screen prints which are designed to fill the pockets of page protectors is the competition I face with digitally produced scrapbook paper. I’ve spotted the ampersand here and there which is fine. This isn’t going to turn into one those who did what first type of posts. We’re all inspired by one form of work or another, no? Truth be told, my first ampersand that didn’t bleed off the sides was inspire by the work of Ugmonk. I wanted to update it after a few runs and came across an large ampersand that was cut off the sides via Pinterest. I’m semi obsessed with repeat patterns + designs that bleed off. You’ll notice that vibe throughout my prints and rubber-stamps.
Getting back to the subject, I decided to push forward and not lose sight of why I started screen printing and that was to provide something unique + handmade to other scrapbookers. There’s a special quality to screen printed paper. It’s kind of magical to see a design come to life after it’s burned onto a silk screen and printed on paper….all by hand. I get such pleasure in seeing my prints and stamps being used in your projects. Seriously, it’s an honor.
Hope you all have a great crafty holiday weekend! I’ve got a new SC kit waiting for me. Yes, I will be spending my Friday night with paper + possibly Dexter or Magic Mike…hmmm….