Crafty Mirror Project.
made with printed paper, recycled elements and discount finds.
scroll down to the bottom to see the project progression. I love to print on file folders - the paper is fibrous, durable, has good elasticity for folding, takes lots of printing inks without buckling.
this print was made with paper stencils and masks, (cricut cuts), versatex printing inks, recycled file
folders (legal size), and my favourite - onion bags. See the pull out picture at the right for the effect created by brayering gold ink over an empty onion bag. See other samples for printing sessions, using typical household objects for creating texture, like a scrub tool with handle, when twirled, makes a great effect in the ink.
on the green flower, I've
layed the inked stencil down,
pressing firmly to apply the ink on
top - just like an art-stamp.
here, I've brayered ink on the zinnia stencil, as per normal
look around the house, I'm sure you can find all kinds of fun things to incorporate with your next printing project!
printing supplies available at nika's:
find pigments, inks, high flow acrylics, gelli-plates, mediums, heavy body acrylics, chalk paints from UK, pigmented inks, kewl tools for neat effects, stencils, brayers and more.
ask about kits and classes
at various pricing levels.
I take a common sense approach to all classes, with an eye to creativity and your budget.