We have been very busy at the store making these hand printed gift tags using antique printer's stamps. We believe they will make a unique addition to a gift and are an alternative to madly hunting for the right card for the right person. I am sure you all know what I mean...last minute searching in the nearest newsagents amongst cards that just don't seem right?
The owl has already proved very popular, look at the detail of the press!
For those that are interested, this is how it works. Firstly the stamp is placed in a frame called a chase and locked into postition using conerstones.
We then use our vintage English made Adana press machine to impress on the tags. We add ink, of course!
And voila...the image on the tag. Well, to be honest, it is not that simple. There is a lot of trial and error involved with "working" the ink, the amount of ink to use, the amount of pressure to apply etc. But it is all fun.
Too much ink would mean the lovely detail of the feathers would not come out so clearly.
We use Hungarian hemp string for ties.
The tags on our counter after the ties are put on.
I think the heart design is adorable...for the romantic in us all. These would be great on wedding gifts.
These gift tags are $1 each for small and $1.50 for large. I am pretty sure they will not make us wealthy...actually, I am definitely sure!