letterpress meets framing
At it again with the custom letterpress matting! Neighboring studio artist, Valerie Combs was commissioned to frame a series of old photos from the Central City/Blackhawk area. Her vision called upon a past collaborative project and the idea to press a classic but unique design defining the corners of the custom mat. She sketched design elements indicative of the era and together we came up with the final illustration on the computer. To complete the concept, we pressed the design on the corners with a clear ink and brushed on an antique gold pigment powder to give it an intricate gold-leaf effect.