You may remember I bought myself one of these recently. I have at last had time to play with it and am in danger of filling the house with sheets of printed paper - there are quite a few more that I haven't photographed - I can't leave it alone.
Above are some of the things I have used to make my prints. I find the wooden Indian printing blocks give excellent results and scraps of lace are pretty good too. I like the cog shaped thing also, but have no idea what it is. It came off something which had been broken. I think the plastic comb came out of a Christmas cracker years ago and is perfect for creating swirling wavey lines.
My first attempt was far from excellent - probably because I used the cheap craft acrylic paint which comes in plastic bottles.
I quickly switched to the better stuff in tubes and found an improvement.
I even plucked up the courage to do a bit of doodling around the lace prints on these two.
With my late summer course with Frances Pickering in mind (the theme is black and white) I introduced leaves this time and used black paint.
Finally, I used two dabs of yellow and one of blue paint and an unwashed brayer still with black paint on it. I rather like the dark colouring. I quickly drew the design on the left and used a little fabric doiley for the one on the right.