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I have written about making designs with random objects before, but I wanted to do some found object printmaking as part of this challenge because it’s just so fun and easy to do with literally whatever you have lying around.
I went around my office and the playroom for a few minutes and picked up things that looked interesting, and grabbed some of the girl’s paint in a few different colors to test.
I started with an empty thread spool on a page of my art journal that I had already painted. This was by far my favorite.
Then I tried using the pull tab from a paper milk carton on another page. It didn’t go so well, and the paper was really too thin for painting on.
I did a bunch of other tests on a single sheet of paper, including:
- a heart-shaped button
- a small cube-shaped block
- a bottle cap
- a glass rock
- a star-shaped peg from a puzzle
- a round ring
- a cotton ball
My favorites were the spool and the star. I could definitely see using these in other projects. Maybe an apron printed with the spools in fabric paint? Or a table runner with stars for the Fourth of July?
I love it when simple projects give me ideas for other things I can do.
If you give this one a try, I’d love to see your results with the hashtag #ourdailycraft.
Do you ever stamp or paint with random objects? How have your experiments turned out?