DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

This is a quick and easy tutorial that will teach you how to make DIY envelopes out of scrapbook paper! InCoWriMo is almost over, and this is a fun way to add some color and pattern to your last few letters.

For those unfamiliar with the event, InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) is an annual creative challenge. According to the official website:

“InCoWriMo challenges you to hand-write and mail/deliver one letter, card, note or postcard every day during the month of February.”

It’s definitely a chance for pen and paper lovers to put their favorite tools to use! I’ve participated in InCoWriMo’s daily letter challenge in the past, and I enjoyed connecting with friends the old-fashioned way.

Even though I’ve only been able to send a few letters this year, I still wanted to make them a bit more fun :)


For this project, you will need some sheets of scrapbook paper! If you’re like me, you already have a stash of these pretty patterned papers. If not, you can always find some at Michaels or your local craft store. I’ve consistently found great deals on scrapbook paper at Tuesday Morning as well.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

In addition to paper, you’ll also need the following supplies:

  • Paper trimmer (or plain scissors will do)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil for marking measurements
  • Glue pen or glue stick
  • Pens and markers for writing addresses
  • Stamps
  • Greeting card

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

I made this simple stamped greeting using a 4″ x 5.5″ blank card, but this trick should work for any card dimension.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

First, measure the diagonal of the card. My 4″ x 5.5″ card measures 6.75″ from corner to corner.

Round this up to the nearest whole number– in my case, 7″– and then add 1 inch.

Now we have a measurement of 8″.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Measure and lightly mark an 8″ x 8″ square on your sheet of scrapbook paper.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Using a paper trimmer (or scissors), cut out your 8″ x 8″ square.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

You should have plenty of space around your card!

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Next, rotate the square so it’s oriented like a diamond. Fold the two corners in until the points touch.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Flatten the paper into sharp creases.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Fold the bottom corner up until the point is almost aligned with what will become the top of your envelope.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Using a glue pen (I’m using a Kuretake glue pen) or glue stick, attach the bottom fold to the first two folds. Be careful not to glue the entire envelope shut!

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Fold the pointy corner towards the inside of the envelope and secure it with some more glue.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Once the glue is dry, slide your card into the envelope. It should fit snugly!

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Since these are DIY envelopes, there’s no sticky strip to lick. You can use some washi tape to seal the envelope, or glue the edges shut for added security.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Affix a matching stamp. I’m a big fan of the USPS Botanical Art Stamps (I even stood in line for them on the first day they were released).

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Since scrapbook paper is usually patterned, you may have trouble writing the address lines clearly and legibly. Blank labels or address stickers can help!

You could also write the address on a small piece of blank paper and glue it to the front of the envelope.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Dress up your envelope with additional touches! You can add stickers, tapes, or use a corner punch to create rounded flaps.

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Warning: making these is so simple and fun, you might get carried away and make a bunch!

 

Owl Ink | DIY Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

 

Happy InCoWriMo!

Bay Area Printers’ Fair 2016

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

The Bay Area Printers’ Fair is hosted by the San Jose Printer’s Guild, a small organization of printmakers that operates out of San Jose History Park. It is an annual event that celebrates traditional printmaking, letterpress, bookbinding, papermaking, and other related arts.

The fair is true eye candy for any paper/stationery/analog nerd! I went with some of my coworkers and took way too many photos. Have a look!


First stop: A series of 4 inked tabletop presses, each with select letters of the alphabet.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

The result is a DIY multi-colored alphabet print!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Next, the opportunity to hand-set your name! Following a diagram, you would locate the individual letters and arrange them facing backwards. Then, the letters are fixed tightly into a frame

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Ink is rolled onto the press, and then pushing the handle down prints the letters onto a small sheet of paper!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

At another booth, stamps and woodblocks from previous print jobs were on sale for mere cents! I guess once the job is over, there is no need for the blocks anymore. It was fun looking through the interesting logos, business names, and other things.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

All the blocks are backwards. Here is a number “2”, and a some small images.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

A whole case of letters and numbers! Seeing blocks laid out like this really reminded me of the Field Notes Two Rivers edition.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

One of my favorite exhibitors at the event was Eleanor Murray, a collector and seller of vintage papers, ephemera, and other delightful wares.

Here are some vintage wildlife prints. I looked really hard for an owl print, but could not find one.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Pages of German and Hebrew text

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Calligraphy pamphlets. Speedball is currently on its 24th edition of the Speedball Textbook — this is the 7th edition!!!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Pen holders and writing nibs. I’ve heard of Osmiroid — they are known for their sets, which include one fountain pen body and an assortment of screw-on calligraphy nibs.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

I was quite tempted to buy this pack of vintage nibs!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Beautiful marbled papers. If you haven’t yet, you definitely need to check out Tessa’s recent blog post on how marbled paper is made!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Charming prints of various flora and fauna. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some vintage Audubon prints in there!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Travel-themed ephemera: tickets, stamps, documents in foreign languages

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Two airmail envelopes — the top is from 1947 — over 10 years before my mom was born!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printers' Fair

 

Bills, receipts, and other items. Most if not all the writing was done in pencil or fountain pen ink.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

It fascinates me that these forms were probably mundane at the time they were written, but are such interesting relics now. There were also paper-clipped stacks of old letters — maybe between pen pals, business partners… a slightly voyeuristic part of me wanted to read them all.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Other booths had assortments of new and used books for sale.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

My coworker flips through a book of typefaces.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Tiny leatherbound almanacs, pocketbooks, and planners, alongside bags of stamps for the philatelic crowd. I was hoping to find some authentic field notes, but did not spot any.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

A stunning book of ornamental penmanship — selling for $75+. Look at how ornate that cover is!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

At another booth, you could make your own thread-bound mini book!

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

A rather random photo of a vintage corner rounder. I have a small handheld corner rounder that I use for scrapbooking — this industrial one must be able to punch through 100 sheets of paper all at once!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

A main attraction of the event was the  “Moving Mill”, a portable paper pulp machine. The operator travels around the region showing kids and adults alike how recycled paper is made!

Here, she has just ripped up pieces of junk mail and old documents, and is turning on the engine that will grind up the papers into pulp.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Once the papers have deteriorated enough, you can make your own sheet of recycled paper! Here is Diana dipping the screen into the watery pulp mixture

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Once the screen is lifted, water drips out and only the pulp remains. You flip the screen upside down to drop the pulp out, and then leave it to dry into sheets.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

The printing office was open for drop-in tours, and we went inside to listen to the volunteer docents speak about the history of printmaking — from the Gutenberg Bible til modern day. They did a live demonstration of a pedal-operated press, and explained the physics behind the machines.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Drawers full of individual letters, in all sorts of typefaces.

Apparently back in the heyday of hand-set type, the ideal employees for the task were young 11-year-old boys and girls — quick learners with small fingers, perfect for picking up those tiny little metal letters!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

A treatise posted on the wall of the printing house —  I loved how poetic this was.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Outside the printing house, there was a larger press where you could print your own souvenir poster!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

A closer look at the reversed text, created letter by letter.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

A volunteer operator carefully helps you remove the print.

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

Excited about my freshly printed poster!

 

Owl Ink | Bay Area Printer Fair

 

I hope you enjoyed these photos! This event was a fascinating peek into an old world art form that has not only survived, but found its place as an artisan craft.

While traditional letterpress printing largely went out of style once computers and word processors became mainstream, but that doesn’t mean the art has died out entirely. Just as vinyls and record players are becoming must-haves for discerning hipsters, vintage letterpress and print have seen a revival.

Nowadays, it is in style for brides to have letterpressed wedding invitations, and business professionals to have thick, luxuriously printed business cards. It makes me really happy to know that there is  a demand for these rustic, hand-produced works!

For more information on the Printers’ Guild, check out their website.

Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

This is part of an ongoing series where I review some of my favorite creative tools!

I first spotted Blackwing pencils on the Instagram posts of various artists I follow, and was intrigued by these supposed “high end pencils”. The more I saw their sophisticated colors and giant, shiny ferrules, the more I needed to try one for myself!

Eager as I was, it actually took me quite a while to get my hands on one. As a Blackwing newbie, I wanted to sample one of each since the different pencils contain varying lead grades. However, Blackwings are only available in packs of 12 at most retailers… and since they aren’t cheap (about $22 for 12), an entire box is a hefty pencil commitment!

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

If you’re lucky though, you can find single versions in little brick-and-mortar shops for about two dollars. I picked up a few at Maido in San Jose, and one at CW Pencils in Manhattan. (I’ve also spotted “eligible singles” at both Kinokuniya branches in San Francisco and NYC, as well as FLAX Art in San Francisco.)

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

The original Blackwing lineup consists of three models: the Blackwing MMX, Blackwing 602, and Blackwing Pearl. Here are some details:

  • Blackwing MMX: softest and darkest graphite, matte black lacquer with gold text, gold ferrule, and a white eraser. This is the only pencil that has a slim gold band printed near the ferrule.
  • Blackwing Pearl: medium graphite, shiny pearl white lacquer with black text, gold ferrule, and a black eraser
  • Blackwing 602: hardest graphite, shiny gray lacquer with two sides of gold text, gold ferrule, and a black eraser. This pencil has Blackwing’s motto, “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed” printed on the body.

The soft MMX lead wears down rather quickly, and is best for sketching. Both the Pearl and 602 have better point retention, and are great as general-use writing pencils. In terms of smoothness, they are all very smooth — a quality that becomes apparent if you write with a Blackwing for a while and then switch back to a cheap school pencil.

It’s hard to tell in these photos, but there really is a slight variation in darkness/lightness as you go from the MMX to the 602.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

In terms of sharpening, all of them sharpen very well. Cheap pencils tend to have misaligned graphite cores, which mean they frequently snap while sharpening. Quality pencils like the Blackwing have meticulously aligned cores, so they did not have any issues  — even with an older, slightly dull sharpener.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

They also have large erasers housed in shiny oversized ferrules. I honestly think the gold ferrule is what leads me to reach for Blackwings more often than any other pencil (oooh, shiny!). The eraser can be extended by inching it up from the metal casing, or swapped for other erasers of varying colors.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

The Apple-esque colors of white, gold, black, and “space gray” make them lovely eye candy on my desk, and pretty props for my photos.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

If you do decide to splurge on a whole 12-pack of pencils, it is a worthwhile purchase. The packaging is nicely done, with a minimal sleeve and a nice matte black box that definitely worth keeping.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

Another noteworthy pencil point to mention is that Blackwing offers a seasonal limited edition release, called Volumes. To those outside of the stationery lovers’ circle, a limited edition pencil may seem like a strange thing to be giddy about, but even those with no affinity for stationery can at least appreciate the thoughtful design that goes into these special releases.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

A recent release, Volume 211, is inspired by the 211-mile John Muir trail that runs from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. Its natural-wood finish and rustic brown eraser really evoke the woodsy, outdoor spirit of John Muir — making it the perfect match for the Field Notes Shelterwood!

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

As a calligraphy artist, I have found a designated use for the 602 as my envelope sketching pencil — its lead is light enough to be easily erased, yet dark enough that I can see it on colored envelopes. I’ve used up quite a length of this pencil making wedding envelopes and sketching out name cards.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

I’ve also been experimenting with pencil calligrapy (penciligraphy?), and have found the soft Blackwing MMX capable of creating very elegant line variation. To accomplish this, I treat the pencil like a dip nib or brush tip — press harder on downstrokes for swells, and lighter on upstrokes for hairlines.

 

Owl Ink Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

 

I’ve been using Blackwings in regular rotation for a while now and there’s just something about them that is really unique. Part of the pencil’s allure certainly lies in its chic appearance and the cult mentality of the creative folks that use them!

That being said, it also has an extensive and fascinating history, which covers legendary animators, musicians, and authors like John Steinbeck. History buffs can read about it on the official Blackwing website.

NYC Stationery Attractions

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

 

I was recently in New York City on vacation! Having only seen the city via movies and tv shows, I was really excited for my first trip to the Big Apple.

Alongside the usual tourist destinations like Times Square and Central Park, I knew I wanted to visit some highly regarded stationery shops. I wasn’t able to visit every location on my bucket list, but I’d say this was a good start.

I hope you enjoy this mini tour of NYC stationery attractions!


CW Pencil Enterprise

This adorable little pencil shop has been featured on so many podcasts and blogs that I follow. It was exactly what I had hoped, and more! Though smaller than I imagined, the coziness of the space just adds to the whimsy of having a shop in busy Manhattan that is entirely dedicated to humble woodcased instruments.

I was able to meet Caitlin (who I had met informally via a postcard exchange) and Caroline Weaver herself — luckily both were in the shop that day. We chatted about our favorite pencils, small business, museums, and life in New York City.

The way that Caroline styled the shop is so charming — from the bright yellow accents to the black-and-white tiled floor, the entire space just draws you in and wraps you up in nostalgia. It was a delightful first stop on my NYC stationery tour, and I hope to be back! 

CW Pencil Enterprise100B Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002

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No lettered signage — just look for the giant yellow pencil!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

The testing station, where you can scribble to your heart’s content

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Colorful cases and notebooks on display in the front window

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

View to the left when you first walk in

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

A case of valuable antique pencils, including vintage Blackwings!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Pencil poster and some matching notebooks

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

The famous wall of pencils!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Closer up, checking out these colorful picks

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Got a kick out of these funny pencils that leave rainbow pencil shavings

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Unintentionally color-coordinating with the lovely ladies of CW Pencils!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Even the floor of CWP is stylish and photo-worthy

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Excited about my pencil purchase!

My pencil haul consisted of a Blackwing Pearl, the much-praised Caran d’Ache Swiss Wood (which really does smell like a chocolate forest!), and some natural finish pencils. I also custom ordered two souvenir pencils to commemorate my trip to NYC, as well as some Owl Ink pencils!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

The Strand Bookstore

The Strand is an absolute must-visit for any book nerd. This legendary NYC bookstore boasts having “18 miles of books” within its walls, which seems like a hefty claim until you actually set foot inside.

There are literally books as far as the eye can see- row after row, stacks on stacks… shelves up to the ceiling… turn a corner, and there are even more books to be found!

I enjoyed the thoughtfully curated center displays (with various themes like Short Stories, Vegetarian Cookbooks, and Adult Coloring Books), and the shelf of beautiful vintage hardcovers.

Strand Bookstore828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

A selection of books on graphic design

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Vintage books! Look at those spines…

I was tempted by a few short story anthologies, but had to dial back as I was restricted by a small suitcase. My mini haul consisted of an Ursula K. Le Guin book that I’ve had on my wish list for a while — I hadn’t seen it at any bookstore until now! Le Guin is one of my favorite authors, and I am on a quest to collect all of her works.

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya is the New Yorker’s destination for all things Japan! We have Kinokuniya here in San Francisco, but I still wanted to check out the Manhattan location. It’s very conveniently located — just a short walk from Grand Central Station, right across from the NY Public Library. I think the best way to sum it up is by floor, and this is the order that I explored in:

Ground floor: English books — fiction, nonfiction, and bestsellers that you’d find in an American bookstore. There was an entire wall dedicated to New York — recipe books from famous NY restaurants, NY photographers, etc.

Second floor: A mix of Japanese and English books and manga, anime-related novelties, and a small cafe that was pretty crowded for a Monday afternoon

Basement floor: Japanese magazines and reference books, greeting cards, and — the most exciting part to me — a wonderful stationery section of pens, notebooks, folders, and art supplies!

I spent quite a lot of time in the basement floor, perusing the aisles and trying to spot brush pens or calligraphy supplies that I don’t already own.

Kinokuniya1073 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

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The second floor had lots of anime-related toys and figurines

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

The basement housed an impressive selection of Japanese gel pens and ballpoints

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Nice pencil section, including singles of the popular Blackwings!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

A glorious wall of washi tape!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Found a book relevant to my interests :D

My Kinokuniya haul consisted of a gold ink brush pen, a super cute pencil stamp, and some New York-related souvenir items that I’ll use in my scrapbook.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A fine art museum of staggering size, the Met has something for everyone’s interest — including stationery nerds. While wandering around the museum, I happened upon a exhibit of drawings and prints, which included some pieces on handwriting and calligraphy!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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A primer on penmanship and a book of calligraphic works!

NYC Stationery Attractions | Owl Ink

Absolutely stunning to see it lit up at night

Additional stationery-related highlights:

Posman Books: A small yet cozy bookstore nestled inside the super-hip Chelsea Market

USPS James Farley Post Office: For those into snail mail, you must walk by this gargantuan post office. It has the famous postal carrier’s creed chiseled across the entire building — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”. It’s pretty mind-blowing if you just stop and think about how many pieces of mail have come through this historic place.

Moleskine Store inside Grand Central Terminal: I didn’t know this was here, I just happened across it while exploring Grand Central– it’s located in a hallway of stores leading out toward the main concourse. Inside, you’ll find various Moleskine notebooks of all sizes, including some of the newest limited editions.

Ed Jelley: I would definitely count Ed himself as a NYC stationery  highlight. I’ve followed his fantastic blog and photography for quite some time now, so it was great to finally meet him in person! We chatted over coffee (of course) about pens, notebooks, calligraphy, mechanical keyboards, raw denim, and various other tactile fascinations/expensive hobbies/niche interests.

 

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Thanks for taking the time to hang out and chat!


For even more NYC stationery tour stops, be sure to check out these resources:

The Pen Addict Episode 189: Guest host June Thomas takes Brad and Myke on an NYC Stationery Tour, which covers the above destinations and many more

Top Five Stationery Stores in New York City: A great roundup that includes art stores, by The Gentleman Stationer

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair 2015

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

 

A few weeks ago, I went to the 2015 Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco! There are multiple craft fairs around this time of year, where you can peruse and purchase handmade goods from local artisans (as well as artists and crafters from around the country)

The fair was held in the Festival Pavilion of the Fort Mason Center. This huge space was barely large enough to hold all the vendors and their various wares!

Being the stationery lover that I am, I specifically had my eye out for pretty paper goods. Here are some photos from the event!

 


 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Real vintage stamps!

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

If I had the budget, I would have bought it–  owl touch lamp from Luke Hobbs!

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Delightfully punny nature cards and prints by Frida Clements

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

I bought the baby owl card in the upper right corner from Ilee Papergoods!

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Absolutely gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Cactus Club

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Illustrated calendars and posters by The Little Canoe

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Not entirely stationery-related, but there was a corner of the fair that was entirely dedicated to succulents and other potted greenery from Succulent Gardens

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

In addition to cacti, they also had some cards, stamps, and posters

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

I got to meet the lovely duo behind the Lettermate, a tool that is often reviewed in the calligraphy and stationery community!

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Hilariously proper animal portraits by Berkley Illustration. I had to get an owl print!

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Clap Clap had some pretty floral cards and nature-themed notebooks

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Norcal pride cards and other region-based goodies by Paper Parasol Press

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

Beautiful collection at Fermé a Papier — especially loved her gold foil cards

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

September Ink had set up a mini letterpress printing station for making a DIY gift tag!

 

2015 SF Renegade Craft Fair | Owl Ink

A collection of pretty business cards I picked up from vendors I liked.

 

The whole vendor lineup of the 2015 fair was wonderful, and I highly encourage you to check out these lovely artisans!