However, one thing the silicone plate does extremely well is leaf printing, and of course, I love leaves.
The other day, I did a few prints on chiffon.
What I do is ink the plate (sorry, roller paint onto the plate) add the leaves, vein side down. Then I get rid of the paint around the prints by just printing off on paper.
I get a print like this. Sometimes I overprint on already printed papers.
And I get something like this, so then there is no waste with the paint.
However back to the leaf prints, I still have the leaves on the plate, but there is no paint around them any more, so I carefully lift them up and do another print and get the leaf prints. Voila!
The prints look a bit pale' but you have to remember they are printed on transparent fabric and in reality, they are quite visible. These will most certainly find a home in my fibre art pieces. Very yummy!