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oh the fun of printmaking...

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So, I mentioned that I got a bit of printmaking going. I think that I like it more every time I try it. I used foam produce trays again, because they are fast, easy and cheap. On the back of each piece, I added a little masking tape handle for pulling them up off of the paper.


I've found that acrylic paint works remarkably well, and is much less expensive that block printing ink. Plus it comes in so many pretty colors!


Doing this printing also gave me the excuse to use some manuscript paper, which I'm in love with. (Especially because this particular stack has been around a while and the edges are yellowing!) When I went to grab a few more sheets, I spotted a stack of sentence strip. (Can you tell I was raiding the home school supplies here?)

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White is nice, but how about those colors!?

Make. Do. Create.

Who wants one of these little prints? Let's call this the first giveaway of the week. Leave a comment with your name and something that you are currently making, doing or creating. I'll choose a winner tomorrow!


  1. Anonymous4:39 PM

    You are a genius! Currently working on some Thank You cards.


  2. Anonymous4:47 PM

    These are so cute! Currently working on reviving the troll clothes I made as a child.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!


    abstoner at comcast dot net

  3. Thank you for the chance! I am trying to work on some embroidery but keep getting side tracked. Hugs, michelle

  4. Cute, Cute! I'm embroidering a little bunny for Easter right now. Hopefully it will turn into a throw pillow.


  5. talking of cheap supplies: I've just ordered some free lino samples from a carpet shop website. i'm planning on turning these into stamps to go on gift tags and on the back of cards. i was maybe also going to try using fabric paint and printing on little ribbons to sew onto some handmade crochet or knitting items.

  6. Hey! I'm working on a burlap wreath. I love your blog and all your patterns. They are too cute! Thanks for posting the giveaway!


  7. So cute! Right now I'm creating pictures for my photography class I'm taking - so fun!

  8. are you using those like stamps? if not, how are you doing it? I have a ton of things I'm working on- cute hair bows, an embroidery for the kitchen, and a custom ordered felt car for one of my etsy customers!

  9. So cute! I need something new to try.

  10. Holly7:27 PM


    At the moment, working on a quilted potholder for my mother, but we'll see what fun new creations tomorrow brings :)


  11. I love these little prints!

    I am currently stitching up a snowman for a swap I am in.

  12. I would LOVE one of your prints! I am currently working on a mini quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap on Flickr. Fun!

  13. Sooo cute! I'm currently crocheting my first beret. I hope it turns out!


  14. Fantastic...wow, I never though of foam product trays...this is such a great idea. Here I am trying to find expensive carving blocks...eek!

  15. Anonymous7:12 AM

    i hope i'm not too late...
    i'm currently working on some granny square slippers.(http://www.purlbee.com/granny-square-slippers/)
    just getting a headstart on christmas!

  16. Looks like you're having fun! I'm currently embroidering an abc primitive sampler, so cute.

  17. Anonymous3:28 PM


    I am making a dress. Using a vintage pattern, but tweaking it a bit to fit my skills. Whew.

  18. Anonymous3:59 PM

    These are so fun! I'll have to try out your printing method sometime. Let's see, Saturday I helped my dad build some shelves for my storage shed so I could make better use of the space. The current project I'm working on is cleaning/restoring a 50's kitchen table I bought last year. I just need to clean the underside and give the chrome a good polish and it will done, hurray!
    ~Christine H.