Dala Puff Paint is essentially a fabric paint that has, in this instance, been used in an excting and unconventional way - on paper.
Puff Paint and brown paper combine in a very complimentary way to create a unique new product, which
can be used with great success as gift-wrap or for journal covers. We have used two easy methods:
- Potato print
- Mono printing
Procedure: Method One - Potato Print
- Brayer roller
- An old tile or piece of glass
- Linocut tools or a sharp knife
- Paint brush
- Craft knife
The use of simple geometric designs work better than intricate details.
Note: The Puff Paint will cure about 50% lighter than the original (wet) colour.
- Cut the potato in half, as you require a flat surface for cutting your design into.
- Using either the linocut tools or a small, sharp vegetable knife, carve your design into the flat potato surface.
- Roll out a layer of Puff Paint onto the tile using the brayer roller.
- Stamp the potato into the rolled out paint and print onto the brown paper. Create either a regular pattern or a random design but have an idea of
your intent before you begin.
- Allow the printed artwork to dry thoroughly.
- Pre-heat your oven to 130º C. Heat set your artwork in the oven for 3 minutes.
Procedure: Method Two - Mono Printing
This may be done on an old tile, glass or any non-porous surface.
To Cover a Journal
- Roll the Puff Paint out onto the smooth working surface.
- Use a cardboard strip (cut into a comb) to draw patterns/designs into the paint.
- Place a piece of brown paper over the inked design area and rub down gently over the top with your hand.
- Carefully lift the paper off and allow to dry
- Pre-heat your oven to 130º C. Heat set your artwork in the oven for 3 minutes
- Cut your paper larger than the journal you wish to cover
- Apply Craft Glue to the entire outer cover of the journal
- Center the paper over the journal and gently rub down by hand to flatten
- Continue to roll the paper flat, using your brayer as a rolling pin
- Fold the overlapping edges into the covers as you would normally when covering a book.
Cleaning: Brushes and equipment that have been used for Dala Crazy Cracks may be cleaned
with soap and water. Equipment used with Dala Oil Colour should first be cleaned with turpentine.