Silicone printing

I saw a this idea on a blog a few weeks back to use silicone sealant / caulk as a printing method. I simply "drew" an image on acetate with the sealant, waited for it to dry then brayered acrylic paint onto it and printed.

Here is a link to the blog, where there are great instructions http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2011/07/how-to_make_no-carve_stamps.html

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A few points I notied.
  • The sealant I bought had a wide nozzle, so it came out really (too?) thick, and it took a while to get the hang of - but it did have a really easy fingertip control nozzle.
  • Once I'd done my image, I went over it with a wet finger, to smooth it down and make it even.
  • You need to let it completely dry - my first attempt meant the sealant printed with the paint! This one dries clear, but took about 2 days!
During this experiment, I also noticed what a great print the hessian itself gives!

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1 comment:

  1. I love the idea with silicone! Thanks for the link to the Crafts site. You might like to try looking at Quilting Arts; they have a couple of on-line sites that are sent to the email like Paper and stitch and Quilting daily. Any looing at their site leads to more

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