Happy Valentine’s Day!

I volunteered at Fleisher Art Memorial this weekend at their for their annual Valentine’s Day Print Love In, held at the Center for Works on Paper building at 705 Christian Street. For a small fee, you got a bag full of supplies to make as many cards as you wanted using screen printing, lithography, or stamps.

This is a lithography stone with a cat drawing. I’ve heard of lithography, of course, but have never seen it done. Read about the process here. At Fleisher, the stone was prepared and ready to go. All you had to do was ink it up, put it and the paper into the lithography press (Fleisher has a couple of these-one dates from 1888!) and run it through.

The finished product.

You could also screen print cards and pictures. I helped in the stamping department.

There were a number of pre-carved stamps with a Valentine’s Day motif. The Love stamp was especially popular.

Finished cards

I bought a card for my husband on my way out: Phoebe Muhrer’s Bubble Hearts.