Its always good to get back to doing a bit of something you enjoy while you are hibernating for the winter and so I thought I would start back with printing. It's something I do quite a lot at work and I love, but I want to get back to doing more for myself and at home. It really is a simple thing to do on a kitchen table on a rainy afternoon and with the rise of the geometric print all over Etsy and Not on the High Street, I thought it would be the perfect introduction to printing for those who have never done it before.
Once you have your paint on your stamp, turn it over and press down on the paper, make sure not to twist it or it will smudge. If there is too much paint on the stamp it will feel like it is moving when you push down and so this is a good indication of too much paint.
That's it, you are finished. Just to leave it for a good few hours for the paint to dry completely. Then you can put it in a frame, stick it up with washi tape - a firm favourite of ours or give it to someone else as a present.
You can make this as complicated or simple as you like, some triangles interlocking down the middle of the paper, or circles in all kinds of colours would work nicely too. Just make sure that if you are printing on top of another colour the top colour is darker than the bottom colour or it will show through.
It's so great to see how easy it is to make your own artwork. There really is so much of this about at the moment and so making your own unique piece is definitely that extra bit special.
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