Tuesday, 13 March 2012
So I bought this laser printer....
It all started some time last year, when I was lucky enough to take a two-day class with the awesome Dina Wakley at Art From the Heart. One of the mini-book projects featured a page that used a photocopy of a photograph Dina had taken of a ruined abbey. (I can't find the project right now, otherwise I'd show you the page!) Anyway, I can't remember exactly what we had to do with the photocopy, but I wasn't really feeling it, so I just started to apply ink, paint and colorwash sprays to it. As the ink on the photocopy had been heat-set during the copying process it meant that none of the black bled or ran and I was really happy with the result.
I enjoyed making the page so much that it got my mind working and I realised that a laser printer attached to my computer could be used in the same way as a photocopier and I could do more of that kind of thing at home. Jump to a few weeks later, and I decided to research laser printer prices online, and I was shocked, (SHOCKED I tell you!) to find that a brand new Samsung laser printer could be had for around £30!! I ordered one immediately, keen to get started with it, and then when it arrived a couple of days later, I ignored it for almost a year LOL
Last night I needed to print some music out from my computer only to find that my inkjet printer was out of ink. (Did I tell you I've started learning the piano? No? Well I have.) Having no alternative I set up the laser printer, as I was only printing black text. Needless to say, it worked fine, and my mind started turning again to ways in which to use it in my crafting.
The alphabet stamps on this card are from an Australian stationery chain called kikki.K. (Did I tell you I was in Australia for a month recently? No? Well I was.) The woman on this card is actually a colour photograph in a book I have, which I scanned in and then tweaked to make it into a black and white image. I printed it out and this card is the result. I'm sure I'll do more of this in the future, so watch this space! :)