Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The one with Society6

I've been adding some new prints and products to my Society6 shop lately. My favourite is the letterpress print. It might be fun to know that there are a J, W & M sitting together in the second row. Whilst arranging the letters, I thought it might be fun to include the first letters of my grandmother's, mom's and my own first name. Until april 13th, Society6 offers free shipping and a $5.- discount on all orders (accept for framed prints, stretched canvases and throw pillows with insert) through this link. They also added rugs to their collection, I am very curious how they look in person! I think I've never seen a rug printed with a photo.






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  1. love that print. do you actually run a letterpress machine? I love to learn about different types of printing. and did you know that benjamin franklin was a printer?

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    1. No, I didn't know that! I don't use a letterpress machine. I have seen one at the open air museum :-)
      I meant to sell them on Etsy, but I actually like to do some sort of DIY with them, or do some stamping, but that's still somewhere on my to do list...

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  2. Beautiful picture, the pencil tote bag is my favorite!

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    1. That's one of my favorites too! It was taken in the Dille en Kamille, I can't wait for one to open over here :-)

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  3. I love the pillow, it's so cool looking! I'm also very fascinated with letterpress printing. I was raised in the printing business and up until about 6 years ago when we closed the shop, we continued to use the letterpress. The only thing we used if for though was numbering. Ours was one of those gigantic things that you had to stand at. We called it the bone crusher. Before any of us were able to use it, my dad would turn it on (we had a motor added) and he'd stick a ruler in there so we could see that if we didn't get our hands out in time, they'd be crushed because you can't stop it and there is not give on steel to steel. You just brought back so many memories of my life in the business. Can you imaging how long it must have taken them to arrange the letters to create a newspaper? Plus, everything has to be put in backwards! So easy now, it's all done on a computer.

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    1. I didn't know that! My parents started a printed company from our garage when I was a kid. They didn't do the old fashioned letterpress printing, but I can remember it was much more work than it is now. Fun story about the bonecrusher :-) I love those printing blocks, still looking for a project to use them for!

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  4. You have amazing prints on that page, Marieken. Too cool. That letterpress one is my fave.

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  5. Wow these are all gorgeous! I love that you included the initials as a subversive nod to your family. Perfect!

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  6. they are all cool, but my fav is the colored pencil tote. :0)
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  7. that colored pencils tote bag is SO cool, what a neat illusion. I love your pieces :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  8. Swoon, that print is stunning and I love that tote bag:) Happy Tuesday, darling.

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    1. Thank you Diana! I hope you had a good one too :-)

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  9. Love the printed cards. Very cool!

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  10. Everything is so pretty. I love that throw pillow.

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  11. What a great range of products! And, of course, I love that you're making the tribute to your family members in a subtle, handmade way! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, I thought it just added a bit extra!

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  12. I love the colored pencil tote bag! And the photo rugs sound really cool!

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    1. Doesn't it sound cool? I am really curious how they are in real life. I almost want to order one, but I'm not sure if I would like a rug with a photo on it.

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  13. Wow, I really love that first print! When I was in Colonial Williamsburg I visited the printers and seeing all those letters they used was so cool! :)

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    1. I would love to go to one of those and take some pictures!

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  14. Gorgeous items Marieken! i love all your photos... By the way, do you make the tote bag and the cushion pillow yourself? Looks cool!

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  15. im a sucker for letterpress keys. dangit. i love how easy society6 makes things!

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    1. I always spot lots of things on Society6 I like!

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  16. I'm getting more and more curious about Society6, I guess I have to sign up and surround myself with all the beautiful things!

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    1. Do do have gorgeous photo's, and illustrations too!

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