Amy was kind enough to tell me about Lauren Essl’s amazing letterpress class in Ft. Worth last month and I had the opportunity to meet Lauren and take her class a couple of weeks ago. Lauren is the owner of the Etsy shop and blog Blue Eye Brown Eye and she not only does letterpress, she also does calligraphy, she sews and she sells the most adorable embroidery cards!

Above are some photos from her lovely studio and below are some photos from my letterpress experience. I would highly recommend her letterpress to anyone whether you’re interested in learning the process or you just want to make something pretty. After taking Lauren’s class, I completely understand why letterpress is so expensive and I appreciate those who are committed to the art because it is a lot of hard work! Be sure to check out Blue Eye Brown Eye’s blog and shop and let me know if you pick something up from her store or if you sign up for her awesome letterpress class!

Introducing the beautiful tabletop letterpress used to make some snazzy business cards for my session. It’s a very hands on class, which I love, but be ready to work hard! Don’t you love that chalkboard wall?

Here are the square business cards I made using a polymer plate designed by Lauren for the border and the Stymie font in all lowercase letters for “the eclectic press.com.” Thoughts? Feedback?

And here we are after a night of letterpress, lots of small business talk, sharing blogs and design interests and fun! Thanks Lauren for a great evening. Please don’t ask about my hair. I don’t like showering and it’s pretty evident after viewing this photograph!

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