Years ago I was in a group where we exchanged napkins to use in our art. I never did anything with them. So as I was cleaning up my studio recently, and found them and some other papers in a box, I thought I’d see what I could come do with them.
I’m not used to using fabric or papers I didn’t create, so I wanted to make them mine by printing on them. I got out my gelatin plate and went to work. Here I’m using that cardboard to print that I used in this earlier post about printing with found objects.
I rolled paint on the gelatin plate, and stamped with the cardboard.
Then I placed the paper over the paint, and rubbed it down with my hand.
Then I pulled the paper off. You can see the yellow lines on the text paper.
Here are some napkins before and how they looked after I printed on them. It really makes the napkins my own, instead of just using them as is.
I also played with a piece of my own printed paper. See how I made it on this post. We are making paper cloth or cloth paper. Here is what you need.
- Substrate – I’m using canvas cloth
- Matt Medium
- Paper to collage
- Plastic for table
I started by gluing down a couple of torn pieces of my paper.
I continued to add more pieces.
Then I ended up printing on top of the piece with that cardboard to push back everything. You can see how the colors changed.
Here are a couple other pieces.
And the bunch together.
I’ve not made any of this for ten years. Here is a tutorial from 2010 where I also painted on top instead of stamping. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them. I’ll probably cut them up and put them on cards.
Now I need to get back to playing with fabric! Thanks for dropping by.
For some inspiration, check out Off The Wall Friday links.