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Art Journal Every Day: Thermofax Printing in Your Art Journal

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Happy Friday!  Today I want to share quick tutorial on how to use a thermofax screen in your art journal.  I've previously posted a bit about how thermofax screens work (here) and you've seen them in my art journal, like on this page:


 Watch the video for the skinny on how easy they are to use!

In the video I'm using a screen that I designed for Cloth Paper Scissors's "Getting Started: Printing Basics" kit.  You can find lots of thermofax screens on etsy, just do a search and you'll find tons of options -- including custom screens based on your own designs or photographs!

Here's a peek at the page background I created in the video:


You can see the extraordinary level of detail in the print above.


As I mentioned in the video, if you push too hard or make multiple passes, you get a smushed print like the one above.  


You can see that you can seamlessly print across different surfaces with a thermofax screen -- washi tape, calendar pages, scrapbook paper, watercolor paper -- easy peasey!


Here you can see some detail up against the edge of the page.  Those holes in the page edge are the reason I put a piece of deli paper under the page to protect the page underneath.

I hope you'll give thermofax printing in your journal a try!  It's fun and easy and gives you a great result!

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