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"Lush Valentine" New fine art print release

FEBRUARY 4, 2011
"Lush Valentine" letterpress print offering.  I have just started experimenting with polymer plates made by Boxcar Press in NY.  My pal Mark Murphy was in town and wanted to do some letterpress printing as well for his upcoming show April 15th at Subtext Gallery in San Diego.  We spent about four days printing together and it sure brightened this dismal winter for me.  I created "Lush Valentine" as an artist signed letterpress edition of 15, individually hand painted in inks. The image is 7"x11" on 11"x14" Rives BFK White, 250 gsm paper. I belong to this fantastic co operative press, Zygote Press in Cleveland where we used a Vandercook No. 3 proofing press. I also pulled embossed prints of the same image as a blank greeting card to be included for that special message of love which I am offering for this upcoming Valentine's Day.  "Lush Valentine", an artist signed, stamped and numbered edition with a two sided embossed greeting card and metallic white envelope, printed just in time for one of my favorite holidays. Each print will be carefully packaged, wrapped and sent Federal Express Ground (unless specified otherwise).
There is a beautiful dimension to letterpress and tactile quality.  If you are interested in these "one of a kind" prints you can email me at cb@cathiebleck.com.
Here is the real size of the print. I plan to do a little experimenting with monoprinting this week and emboss.