On the Monday after the stitch retreat, I had the day off work, so that I could carry on making. I decided to do some printing, as I had realised that I was very short of background papers.
My work table, all set up and ready to go:
I was making black and white prints with stencils and stamps, to provide contrast as I mentioned in my last post. I discovered that you can get some lovely off prints if you place a piece of paper over the painty stencil and roll firmly with a hard brayer, it really brings out the lines on the stencil, often far more finely than I would expect.
I’m really looking forward to having volumes of backgrounds to select from when working, rather than having to go with just a few as that is all I printed. It was also very quick to print up about 300 sheets.