Somewhat inspired by this fab little book with a bit of Lotta thrown in (all while channelling Maya) I felt compelled to print things with the girleen.
Having an artist in the house means that occasionally we have the proper equipment in the house (like a print roller). Having the artist being a PAINTER (instead of a print-maker) means that we don't necessarily have ALL the right equipment. We used a lunchbox lid and acrylic poster paint.
The small girl had a small problem with thinking "small" on the amount of paint to squeeze onto the tray.
With our rudimentary tools (and abundant paint) we managed to create a few interesting prints on paper and fabric.
We decided to make fabric that we could then sew into something. I made an apple leaf print.
The girleen did a 1/2-a-lemon print, and then decided it was more fun to PAINT than to print (she's her father's daughter).
The way this paint stains clothes and furniture, I don't see a problem with the print fading too much with washing (or any other kind of stain-removal process, for that matter).
I think I enjoy the printing process more than the wee girl does (and if I'm completely honest, I'd probably enjoy it a lot more without her...). I hope to one day get some time to play a bit more with printing. For now, it's joining FELTING on the list of things that I'm definitely coming back to. I just have a few quilt and yarn projects to finish first....