Thursday, September 25, 2014

Inkjet printing onto painted deli paper Step by Step

I have found that my printer can easily print onto deli paper, both before I slather paint all over it (i.e., plain deli paper, and after I have painted pretty heavily).  I have found yet another use for the full page labels which now makes 3 uses for them which is really a bargain.  Plus, I only need one carrier sheet as shown here which can be used  several times  This is a step by step view of what I posted here.  My previous postings on the full page labels with links to where I purchased are here.  I actually painted on both sides of the label --one which has adhesive on it and the backer sheet which doesn't.  In that posting, I was happy to find both sides could be used for gelli printing and/or paint scraping.  So here is the step by step in pictures showing how I use one sheet of label paper as a carrier sheet for the deli paper.  Pictures contain explanation:

I had successfully printed onto plain deli paper before by ironing the deli paper to freezer paper cut to the 8.5"x11" size and found it worked fine, except some of the paper stuck to the waxy freezer paper.  So I find that the carrier sheet method above to be much better,   Here are some printed sheets made using freezer paper as carrier sheet:

You can' see the translucency of the deli paper since it was photographed on top of white printer paper.  But you can see it prints pretty good.  I had to cut down the deli paper to fit the 8.5x11" freezer paper, but was too much work.  As I said above, I prefer the label sheet as carrier.  Plus, my next adenture will be using my new 12" wide printer "with" 12" wide labels I found which means no wrapping and I can print wider as well.  

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

More uses for full size mailing labels to print on already painted deli wrap paper

at this posting:
I explained how useful these labels are, getting two surfaces that can receive paint either from scraping or gelli printing. Plus I was able to print on both sides "after" they were painted.  This is nice, but the paper on both sides is not as thin and translucent as my deli wrap papers with which I love making envelopes.

  Now I have found another use for these labels.  I cut the protective sheet all around  to leave a layer of adhesive on the 8.5" x ll" sheet exposed about 1/2" on all the edges.  What I wanted to do is to print on my already painted deli papers to add some graphic elements.  The deli papers are too big to fit into my printer, being approximately 12" x 11", and I did not want to cut them to print on them.  Using the full page label sheet as a carrier, I stuck the painted deli papers onto the sheet leaving about 1/2" at top to wrap around feeder edge and folded in the sides that hung over the label sheet to the back.  I then added removable tape to back feeder edge to hold it down to feed into printer.  I did not have to tape the sideedges that were folded to the back, but could do so if desired.  Used the back feeder on my printer (I have a  Epson WP4530 inkjet printer) and was able to print onto the painted deli papers.  Here are some pictures some as they printed out (black designs) onto painted papers, a few already cut into envelopes.  

Monday, September 01, 2014

Another bracelet, hot glue, painted deli paper and gold leaf

I got excited to photograph and did not finish burnishing the gold leaf after sticking it to the hot glue (after it had cooled), but you get the idea.  Love the effect, like also the hot glue plain, sort of looks like glass.