Paper Laminating & Stencilling

Today I spent the day learning how to do paper laminating with some interesting results. First off I secured three sea landscape photos that had been photocopied onto paper underneath some ivory coloured organza. I then screen printed over the top with liquitex matte medium. The screen had strips of self adhesive plastic stuck to it to add interest to the design. This was then left to dry thoroughly.

When thoroughly dry it was dry ironed, scrunched up and immersed in cold water to loosen the paper.

The paper was then scrubbed off leaving a beautiful image on the organza. I have to say I am rather pleased with the result. I love the stripes created by the self adhexive plastic. Now I just need to think through how to use it!

I also used the organza to see how stencilling would look on it as I have an idea for decorating a window. After a few trials it seems that Pebeo opaques are quite good with stencils and metallics mixed in might enhance the images – a job for another day I think!

Stencil on organza

All in all quite a productive day!

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