Useful Things Workshop with Tracy Honn

We had a really fun workshop this past weekend with Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press. She led the way as workshop attendees created wrapping paper, tags, and ornaments using wood type and hand-cut imagery. Students came from Green Bay, Madison, Chicago and just down the street in Manitowoc. What a great way to spend the day!

Here is Tracy's supply list for the workshop:
Eames Architectural from Neenah
Eames White Diffused, 50 lb. text, 25x38”

Appleton Coated Curious Collection
Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, 80 lb. text

Coaster Stock
Purchased from Katz Americas. They have round and square, 3.5 and 4 inch blanks, various weights.

Japanese Hole Punch
Colophon Book Arts Supply in the “miscellaneous goodies” section. Talas also carries these under the name Japanese Push Drill.

Speedball Flexible Printing Plates
Dick Blick carries them in packs of 12, two sizes.

Students collaborated to design and print decorative papers using Flexible Printing Plates.

They explored with printing multiple layers. The image block with the type made very interesting patterns.

Students also created ornaments using coaster stock.

Smaller sheets of wrapping paper were created with wood type ornaments over patterned paper.

In the last half of the workshop students explored with creating patterns with wood type in their own arrangements. Posters, more wrapping paper, and cards were created.

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