Selected parts of the process (described in more detail here) at 4x speed! And the printed tree:
Made a tree out of decorative pieces this week! It’s only slightly faster than actually planting a tree.
The materials were a collection of floral pieces that were varied enough to be interesting, numerous enough to cover the area of a 4.25×5 card, and mathematically compatible enough to keep me sane.
I mostly made it up as I worked, laying out rough chunks of the picture…
…and filling in empty space as it came.
All the empty space within the printed area has to be filled with short, non-printing spacing material so that when pressure is applied to its side walls, the whole thing can be lifted and nothing will fall out the unsupported back side.
The back side of the form shows most clearly where all the pieces are arranged, and how many it takes to fill up the grid.
I recorded video of the whole building process—absolutely unfit for human consumption in its raw, hours-long form—which I’ll be editing and putting up later this week. Keep an eye out for it if you’re interested!
And we’re prepared for spring, we always are: at our Etsy store we now have all kinds of cards in bright colors, with flowers and green grass and birds! A whole lot of birds. We’re big fans of birds.
Revel in the incoming weather! Taunt your friends in the autumnal southern hemisphere! Apologize to an ornithologist for us if you have to, we didn’t read a single book to fact-check these renderings.
Blank cards, distinctly not-blank cards, prints, and journals are for sale at our Etsy store. In making these listings it’s come to my attention that our themes are apparently handset type, re-purposed cuts, tough words, and animals.
The online store at present does not have nearly our full inventory! We’re working backwards and will update here as we add more listings. Currently it has Screaming Women and Belligerent Affirmations in completion, several varieties of blank notecards, a small journal, and a silly print about science, art, and the feeling of eh, close enough.