Mon, January 28, 2013 at 11:31PM
Block printing ink + brayer + bubble wrap = dots!
- Squeeze some water-soluble block printing ink into a plastic container. Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Inks are perfect for this type of printing. I use these inks for block printing and mono-printing; it's opaque, consistent, vivid and cleans up easily. Perfect for this bubble wrap printing project.
- Ink a brayer. I used a 2" Speedball Soft Rubber Brayers; it rolls effortlessly and cleans up with water.
- Roll a stripe of ink onto bubble wrap.
- Turn bubble wrap over onto a piece of paper. I used watercolor paper. Any paper will work.
- Roll a dry brayer on the back of the bubble wrap gently to get the ink dots to the paper.
- How fun is that?
- Repeat with different colors. The ink dries quickly, so you can reuse the bubble wrap color over color.
- Cut the bubble wrap into different shapes, and use them as stamps.
- Try this * in an altered book * on a loose art journal page * in a journal *in your moleskine * as an art journal background *
- Cut into * artist trading cards * note cards * bookmarks * gift tags *