Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Simple but effective press prints using waste polystyrene!
This one was a 'quick fix' to add detail to my plain sketchbook pages, linked to my theme of 'tulips'.
I cut a square piece of polystyrene and using the end of a fine artist paintbrush drew a simple leaf shape into the polystyrene, creating a print block. I then glued it to a piece of waste card left over from framing photos, to strengthen the polystyrene and prevent it from breaking. I used a diluted gold acrylic paint to add detail to the pages of my sketchbook.
The test piece below used in my scrapbook, gives an idea of how it could look on fabric, or on card or paper to create your own greetings cards.
This would be a great way to add effective prints onto plain clothing or fabric. I'm going to try it.
I'll might even be a little more creative and add some free machine stitching or a little hand embroidery to the fabric to create a piece of textile art. Watch this space!