Hello, Ann here today from the blog: AnnMakes at: http://annmakes.blogspot.com. For my project as part of the AG Design Team I decided to take my passion for DIY a little bit further this week. You see not only do I enjoy making handmade paper like the original Arnold Grummer Method (see video here) but I also like to print my own prints!
After going through my stash of handmade papers I pulled three of what I considered the most plainest of my sheets. I also got my Gelli Plate (Gelatin Mono- Printing Plate) some good quality acrylic paints, a brayer, a stencil and mask set, and my enthusiasm.
I learned that when working with these types of paper it is important to work very quickly. Another important tip is to let each print dry thoroughly before adding another layer. I learned the hard way that my handmade paper tends to be fragile when wet.
I limited my palette to three (3) colours and some black for contrast. I actually made prints on both sides of each paper so I ended up with six different prints.
I apologize for not having a suitable picture of all the printed sheets. I then chose some elements from two of the prints that appealed to me and I used the third piece as the card base. I had cut out the feathers and a background from two of the prints. Using some Tacky glue I assembled this card.
For more information on mono-printing and all my other FREE craft ideas, please go to my blog at: http://annmakes.blogspot.com. You can also see other pictures of this project here.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to use this months discount code June code: HotDis) if you wish to make any purchases at the Arnold Grummer store.
Arnold Grummer Paper Making Kit
Paper pulp from recycled junk mail and such from my recycling bin
Linnie Blooms "Feather" Stencil and Mask
Acrylic paints: Light Blue, Bright Orange,Yellow, Black (Michael's)
Geli Print Plate
Aleene's Tacky Glue