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Ho Ho Ho! Holiday Chalet progress, we added some twinkle lights and we have garland errrrwhere yinz. 3 Handmade artists @workerbird @klorebel & myself @strawberryluna will be selling our giftable wares in the @monmadepgh Booth together for the next 5 weeks in Market Square every day through 12/23. Come visit, send your friends & family and send warm vibes to us! •

#pittsburgh #handmade #handcrafted #madeinpittsburgh #makersmarket #strawberryluna #workerbird #klorebel #monmade
Gemini’s Twin? 2 ofThe Andrews Sisters? Nope. Just homie @workerbird & I holiday goofin’ while working with burlap and Holiday decorations at our booth in Market Square. Come cisi bus from tomorrow afternoon at 4pm until literally almost Christmas! Myself, @klorebel & @workerbird are sharing a Chalet in the adorably Euro-style Holiday Market.

. #Regram #KLoRebel #workerbird #strawberryluna #Monmade #Pittsburgh #handmade #makersgonnamake #makerlife #boothlife
User Image workerbird Posted: Nov 14, 2017 8:50 PM (UTC)
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Check back later to see this cute thing made even cuter! 🌲🌲🌲
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Now it begins. Home sweet Home to @workerbird @klorebel and myself for the next 5 weeks as we transform this little Chalet into a @monmadepgh & Maker Holiday Wonderland. Follow along with all 3 of us for the holidays and come find us 7 days a week at Market Square in Downton Pittsburgh with tons of other adorable Chalets & Holiday gifts & cheer! Opens Thursday evening 11/17 at 4pm yinz. •
#pittsburgh #HolidayMarket #handmade #strawberryluna #workerbird #klorebel
Now it begins. Home sweet Home to @workerbird @klorebel and myself for the next 5 weeks as we transform this little Chalet into a @monmadepgh & Maker Holiday Wonderland. Follow along with all 3 of us for the holidays and come find us 7 days a week at Market Square in Downton Pittsburgh with tons of other adorable Chalets & Holiday gifts & cheer! Opens Thursday evening 11/17 at 4pm yinz. •
#pittsburgh #HolidayMarket #popupshop #holidaypopup #handmade #strawberryluna #workerbird #klorebel
User Image handmadearcade Posted: Nov 9, 2017 1:33 AM (UTC)
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Have you seen our SUPER cool 2017 event designs? They are the brainchild of power-designers Allison and Craig of @strawberryluna. Longtime vendors, friends and now 2017 sponsor and designer for Handmade Arcade, we LOVE their work. THANK YOU! #handmadearcade #handmadearcade2017 #madeinPgh #design #sprue #strawberryluna #PGH
User Image scoutamerica_ Posted: Nov 8, 2017 3:22 AM (UTC)
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Still coveting this screenprinted poster hanging on the wall at Strawberryluna's studio in Pittsburgh. Allison told me who made it but I forgot because I was swooning.

@strawberryluna @seedoor #strawberryluna #screenprinting #pennsylvaniagamecommission #pittsburgh #lincolnhighway #lincolnhighwayscouting2017 #roadtrip
User Image strawberryluna Posted: Nov 2, 2017 9:02 PM (UTC)
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It’s the end of an era. After 7, or maybe 8 years, the wings on this jiffy clamp’s wingnut just gave up the ghost. Gonna miss the old, caked on inks when I replace this buddy with a shiny new hinge clamp. •
#hardworker #rutroh #studiolife #printmaking #silkscreen #screenprinting #screenprintlife #strawberryluna
User Image strawberryluna Posted: Oct 27, 2017 7:11 PM (UTC)
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Part 10 Luna Tour Poster Process: Final poster for this process series, figured a soundtracked video tour might be cool of our @luna_nyc Tour Poster that we did for this amazing band. (Designed by @seedoor & hand printed by me in our studio.) We love these folks and can't wait to catch a couple of these shows! Are they coming to a city near you? These posters are going to be on tour with the band, so if you can? Say hi & get them directly from Luna in person at their merch tables. (And we'll have copies available after the tour ends if you can't catch a live show.) •
#lunanyc #luna #rockposter #silkscreen #screenprint #studiolife #handprinted #handpulled #tourposter #strawberryluna #monmade
Part 9 Luna Tour Poster Process: Swipe on through for the finished @luna_nyc Tour Poster that we did for this amazing band. (Limited edition of 300. Designed by @seedoor & hand printed by me in our studio.) We love these folks and can't wait to catch a couple of these shows! These posters are going to be on tour with the band, so if you can? Say hi & get them directly from Luna in person at their merch tables. (And we'll have copies available after the tour ends if you can't catch a live show.) And thank you for following along on this process series! ❤️ •
#lunanyc #rockposter #silkscreen #screenprint #studiolife #handprinted #handpulled #tourposter #strawberryluna #monmade #speedballink #cougarpaper
Part 7 Luna Tour Poster Process: A deep spacey grey flood for the 2nd color on our @luna_nyc Tour Poster (starting 11/1). You can definitely start to see where @seedoor's design is going here, with the grey overprinting part of orange sphere and double typographic knockout element for the band's name text. (Scroll through or enlarge for a better looksee.) Tiny negative space white stars permeate this color too ⭐️. One more color to go! And yes indeed the band will have copies on hand at each show for you at their merch table. (And we will have a few copies after the tour ends for those who can't make it to a show.) •
#lunanyc #process #poster #posterdesign #silkscreen #handprinted #screenprint #handpulled #printmaking #handmade #rockposter #tourposter #strawberryluna #speedballink #cougarpaper
User Image strawberryluna Posted: Oct 27, 2017 5:10 PM (UTC)
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Part 6 Luna Tour Poster Process: Setting up for the 2nd color on @luna_nyc's Tour Poster! Another part of the #silkscreen registration process with the way that we screen print, is to use the films that we burn or screens with as a way to register the upcoming color on press. (Press = a 4'x4' sheet of MDF board, 2 hinge clamps & my arms.) •

The technique is to tape down that transparency for the next color over top of your existing print in it's unfinished state and then you can see exactly where you want him to go and move the paper underneath your screen until it's in the perfect spot & registered. Big mystery of the end, ha ha, I forgot to save the next video explanation of "that little thing" comment, but basically if you have any kind of deficiency or scratch in your transparency you can just go over it with permanent marker, like a Sharpie or any other dark black permanent marker and fix it. • And the ink splotches are my way of testing different colors together and also to see how they dry, as ink changes in hue and transparency as it dries. •
#screenprint #printmaking #handpulled #registration #lunanyc #process #strawberryluna
Part 5 Luna Tour Poster Process: 1st color on press for our @luna_nyc Tour poster for their upcoming tour, designed by my husband & partner @seedoor & hand printed by yours truly. •
Screenprinting is all about building an image color by color, layer by layer. I register my prints & posters are using what is called an registration, and you can see it in action here and left inside of the best table. •

I leave enough room on paper stock to allow me to punch a series of small holes along the side and then align those on round pins that are taped down to the press table. That way every piece of paper that I print is in the exact same spot from one color to another allowing for pretty solid registration. It is an old-fashioned & low-fi registering process but one that I really like because it allows for a beautifully perfect/imperfect hand printed process as I work with each and every sheet of paper by hand many multiple times during the #printmaking process, from punching the holes, to printing each color, to cutting that extra margin off after the printing is done. And to get to do all of that for a band you have loved for a crazy long time like @luna_nyc? Dreamy af, kids. •
#handpulled #handprinted #silkscreen #screenprint #screenprinting #process #studiolife #lunanyc #rockposters #tourposters #handmade #monmade #makersmovement #strawberryluna
Part 3 Luna Tour Poster Process: My screen for the 1st color on @luna_nyc's Tour Poster is all washed out (see previous post for info on this part of the process) and ready for the world (and light). #silkscreen #process #screenprint #screenprinting #printmaking #rockposters #handprinted #handmade #washout #strawberryluna #lunanyc
User Image strawberryluna Posted: Oct 27, 2017 2:11 PM (UTC)
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Part 2 Luna Tour Poster Process: One of the least photogenic parts of #screenprinting - washing out exposed screens. After exposing your design (here you see one of the colors for our @luna_nyc upcoming Tour Poster) to a controlled light source (aka a light table) you need to "wash" the screen with water force the areas emulsion where your design is to fall out of the screen, thus creating a stencil. And from that stencil, you print your design onto paper, etc. You still don't want a ton of light at this stage because until washout emulsion is still highly photosensitive, hence my lack of using light until the next end to check my screen (see following post). #process #silkscreen #screenprint #handprinted #handpulled #strawberryluna #washout
Part 1 Luna Tour Poster Process: OK let's do this! Here is what a stack of 300 sheets of Cougar 100lb paper looks like before being magically transformed into @luna_nyc Tour posters. Whenever I'm printing a large run I'm always reminded on the fairy tale Rumplestlitskin, and the miller's daughter tasked with spinning straw into gold. (Can I get a what-what from any fellow folktale nerds out there?) I'll be sharing the #handprinted process today for you, so tune in if you like this sort of play by play. •

#silkscreen #posters #handpulled #lunanyc #rockposter #handmade #CougarPaper #printmaking #strawberryluna
User Image scoutamerica_ Posted: Oct 21, 2017 3:42 PM (UTC)
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Spent the night in Pittsburgh with the crazy sumbitches at @strawberryluna. Probably among my favorite folks, at least top 50 in PGH.

Before I left I invited myself for a peek in the studio to see what was new. This is some color swatches for a Luna poster they're doing, which I can't show you yet under threat of violent murder. But if you like art, and things that are pretty, and nice people, you should definitely be following them.

#screenprinting #art #luna #strawberryluna #pittsburgh #pennsylvania #siebdruck
User Image strawberryluna Posted: Oct 20, 2017 5:40 PM (UTC)
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Soooo, not sure why I say "ya'll" instead of "yinz" but hey. Mixing ink for a big ol' poster run for @luna_nyc and put a couple of process peeks in Stories too! I'll be sharing more of the hand printing process over the weekend. #lunaband #silkscreen #printmaking #inks #strawberryluna #process
User Image strawberryluna Posted: Oct 5, 2017 6:14 PM (UTC)
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Sneak peek! We're here in #Louisville KY for the @st_james_art_show! Starting tomorrow at 10am - 6pm Friday/Saturday and 10-5pm Sunday. Can't me out and show some love Kentucky! #artfair #StJamesArtShow #showlife #boothsetup #printmaker #strawberryluna
Well it's just ridiculously pretty here under some gorgeous mature trees @tennesseecraft Day 1. We're here from 10-6 today & tomorrow and 10-5 Sunday y'all! #TNCraftFair #strawberryluna #silkscreen #printmaking #screenprints #showlife #boothshot #CentennialPark