i've done it; i've gotten prints made and the first batch is up in the shop!
phew! this has been a whole heck of a lot more difficult of a project than i anticipated. well, no -- really, it wasn't THAT difficult -- but there were a lot more variables and much a steeper learning curve than i had imagined when i first thought of doing this. i've been wanting to make prints happen for many many months but sheesh, it was so intimidating to learn a whole new medium or process and materials. paper and print are very different than needle and thread!
but - the results are thrilling. check out the photo below -- can you even tell, from this not-so-far distance, which of these is the original?
no? it's the one in the box -- in the dark wood frame. ha!
how about this one:
this one's a little easier, maybe, because the color is a teeny bit different. the original is the one at the bottom, laying face up.
it's been a process, and i still feel like i have more to learn about papers and printing methods, but after many trials and errors, i've finally got a batch of prints that i am happy with and i've gone ahead and listed them in the shop. hooray!
i'm really happy to be able to offer this option. i know that so many people have been so wonderfully receptive and complimentary about my work, but that the time that goes into each original piece causes a price that is not in everyone's budget --- well, now, with the prints, i can make chez-sucre-chez designs affordable and accessible to more people.
three people deserve HUGE thank yous from me for their help on getting me this far with this project; karen stanford for encouraging me to make this happen, and melanie linder and kristen solecki for sharing their print know-how and experience with me and answering my dozens of questions. thank you!!!
stay tuned - i already have three more prints in the works!