My first letterpress project of printing my poem ‘The Old Scarecrow’ is complete! The printing was a little trickier than expected, because some of the type was damaged and needed a little adjusting, but the prints turned out great. Here they are hanging out to dry.
I mixed a little red into my black ink on the Vandercook to get a slightly different shade of black. Before completely mixing, it appeared like the wing of a Red-Winged Blackbird for a few moments.
Carbon Paper Proof is complete, I love the way the carbon shows up.
Only one mistake. Can you spot it?
I’ve completed setting the type for The Old Scarecrow. Now I’m getting ready to run a test on the Proof Press.