School of Fish Rice-Paper Prints
Set up a summer studio with a few crafts-store supplies -- rubber fish forms, delicate rice paper, and drawing inks, in brown, indigo, and silver. Hang the prints to dry, and then frame them as memories of the season.
Tips: Test on newsprint. Make a few prints from one inking, or re-ink each time for more consistent results. Wash forms with warm water and dishwashing liquid after printing.
- Rice paper
- Sponge brush
- Rubber fish form
- Drawing inks
Cover your work surface.
Brush drawing ink onto a rubber fish form using a sponge brush. Coat thoroughly but not excessively.
Lay rice paper on form, and press with fingers. Remove paper. Let dry.