Category Archives: Letterboxing

Happy Moments All ‘Round

I have been doing the 100 Happy Days project over on my other frytopia on Tumblr. But I can only post one a day, and there were many happy things today. The day started with me dropping the Spousal Unit off at work, and spotting a tri-colored heron. This is the best shot I could get. He was lovely. Next,… (more…)

LTC catch-up

I didn’t do much while I was sick for the last two months, but here is what I managed: Arctic Fox LTC, for Winter Wonderland swap. I wasn’t very happy with this, but everyone else seemed to like it. *shrugs* Technique: Fox was stamped twice on acetate, slightly offset, first silver, then black. The acetate square was sewn to the… (more…)

Gomuban Relief Printing Plates

After reading a thread on Atlas Quest, I decided to try a new carving material: Gomuban Relief Printing Plates.  Quick version: I love this stuff, and it will be my go-to carving material.  It isn’t perfect, but it is very, very nice.  As you can see, it’s thin: 1/4″.  One side is blue, the other green, with a black core. … (more…)

Letterbox Trading Cards

Beginning with the robot series, I have been putting LTCs (Letterbox Trading Cards) in with my plants as a gift for the first finder.  LTCs are like Artist Trading Cards: a tiny bit of art on a 3.5″ x 2.5″ card, except LTCs must incorporate a hand-carved stamp.  I have been making sets of 4 so I have some to… (more…)

Planter’s Pouch

Questions about planter’s pouches came up recently in a forum I frequent. I thought I’d post how mine are made. This is a design I have seen in the wild, and adapted for my own use. First, the one-quart Ziploc. I have cut a piece of cardboard and inserted it into the Ziploc to make it easier to work with.… (more…)

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