With Found Objects
Cardboard prints
Cut out corrugated cardboard
into shapes and glue those
shapes onto a larger, fi rmer
substrate to prevent the pieces
from moving. Roll on the ink
and make a print.
The inevitable coarseness of the
edges of the cardboard and its
uneven surface creates a scru y
print with lots of character.
Craft foam prints
The thin craft foam from
hobby stores is so easy to cut
into shapes. Glue pieces onto
a fi rm substrate and make
prints from it.
In this example, I glued
the cut-out shapes to the
chipboard backing from
a pad of paper.
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See the directions on pages 216–218
for printing your pieces.
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Patio prints
You can ink up just about anything
and make a print—I created this
lovely texture by pulling a print o
a cement fl oor (I used silver print-
making ink). Try printing your patio
or your textured wallpaper!
Old type prints
I have a big fl at drawer of old wooden
type sitting on my dining room table
at the moment (John bought it at a
ea market). I brayered printmaking
ink across a portion of the collection
while it sat in the drawer and pulled
a gorgeous print that I will fi nd many
uses for.
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Leaf prints
Print from leaves in your garden. Dry them fi rst
in an old book; you only need to dry them for a
few hours, just long enough to get some of the
moisture out, but not long enough to squish them
completely fl at. With a brayer, ink up a leaf (see
page 217), lay it ink-down on the paper, cover the
leaf with another piece of paper to protect it, and
use your fi ngers to burnish it.

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