OKAY Cards in the Studio
A close-up of Paris' art tabletop in her studio. Note the carved rubber block to the right, the carving tools and the colored pencils. Here is how an OKAY card comes to life: Paris sketches a rough image, then sets to work with the carving tools on a fresh block, removing areas that will NOT print - sort of like drawing in reverse. The block is then inked and with the press, the image is printed on various kinds of art paper. Then she colors in areas with colored pencils. And then the final image is scanned and sent over to Tom for the pre-press work. To the printer, the binder and back to be assembled with colored envelopes and put in the box for UPS delivery to you.