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This card is part of a series I've been working on in which I experiment with natural dyes on paper. In this case, the dye is Hydreagea Flowers, and I used the ice flower dyeing technique. What is that? Well, first you freeze the flowers, then you submerge them and the paper in boiling water, and like magic, some of the color transfers -- not, mind you, a predictable part of the color, but it is an exciting process.

This letterpress postcard was printed on Rising Stonehenge cardstock. First, I hand dyed the card, so each card will be slightly different. Then I used lead and wood type to print the card, with a found magnesium cut for the image. The text refers to my dyeing process or information about the origin of the dye, presented in a fanciful manner. It was printed on a Chandler & Price clamshell press. This card is part of a signed and numbered edition of 48 cards. Card measures 4" x 6" and comes to you in a protective plastic bag.

I have done the best I can to edit the photograph for true color, but please note the dyes change over time. Also, natural dyes can fade or darken when exposed to sunlight.

A note on shipping: you may notice that the international rates are very high. I'm sorry, this reflects current USPS pricing, which skyrocketed for international parcels this year. I am working on changing my shipping envelopes to hopefully qualify at first class letter rate. Unfortunately, that decision rests with the individual postal employees. If I manage to send your parcel for less money, I will refund the extra through paypal. I charge the cost of shipping + 50 cents for the envelope, which is my actual cost.

Hydrangea Flower Postcard


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, hand set type, wood type, magnesium cut
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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