|My newest venture in stationery.|
Knowing that I had the September DC Meet Market coming up motivated me to get cracking on them and I was pleased to debut my first batch of them on Saturday. I made two designs to start with: books and mail. Big surprise, I know.
|You can see the exterior and interior in this picture of the opened bibliophile aerogramme pad.|
|The address area on the book themed ones is based off an old bookplate.|
Also, the spines of the books line up on the back when it's folded (!).
|Of course there are mail-themed aerogrammes. Philepistolists unite!|
I think the binding is fine on these, but I'm a perfectionist and wasn't totally satisfied with the way they came out. The next batch might be in reuseable boxes. (Don't worry; the first-run versions on Saturday were sold at a discount.)
|It would be pretty ironic if I made stationery decorated with fountain pens that didn't take fountain pen ink, wouldn't it?|
You can see the instructions for the letter writer on how to assemble their aerogramme in the lower left corner. And luckily for those among us who use fountain pens on a regular basis, these are printed on thick part-cotton, part FSC-certified eco-friendly paper that takes fountain pen ink with no trouble. It took only a couple seconds for the ink to dry.
|I mailed one to Dan to make sure they'd work alright. Whew!|
To order an introductory set of 6 for $8 on Etsy: