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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Western Australian Makers - all in one place

I have a friend who shall remain anonymous (LISA Mac) who thinks that crafters and hand made makers are all about honkey-nut babies, pickled people and leather gum tree necklaces (if you were around in the 80's, then you'll know I'm showing my age) well my friends I'm here to let you know that is not the case!

Head on over to the WA street team a growing group of awesome talented Western Australian designers. Western Australian Etsy Sellers have united to bring you the best design the state has to offer of which I am proud and honored to be a part of!

WAstreet Team of ETSY!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A little late for Valentines but hey,...

I ran out of Tympan paper prior to this job. Many printers say they used plain paper so that's what I did. 
Found out that for me, isn't the best. 
When you miss feed and the ink gets on your packing sheets (or where a top layer sheet called a tympan should be) you have to stop and wipe it off and coat with baby powder to dry the ink and then you can continue; otherwise the back of the next card you print absorbs the ink from your miss print.
Anyway, plain brown paper seems to suck in the ink and not allow you to wipe it off very well so when I miss fed and cleaned dusted and carried on, it wasn't actually cleaned enough and around 50% of my prints were unusable because of the backsides being shadow printed Arrrrrgh! Cant source Tympan in Australia. Will try and find something called mylar or even thick tracing paper.