Helen from top crafty blog The Creative Diarist is back with another genius (and surprisingly simple) way to make your Lomographic prints even more beautiful!
The Creative Diarist is a super sweet blog, all about photography, Art, and crafty tips. We’re honoured to have a second guest tipster from Helen, the editor, this time about printing onto unusual papers…
Alternative ways of printing your analogue photographs: Mulberry Paper
You will need:
-A sheet of A4 Mulberry or Handmade Paper
Why I love it:
One of the best things about shooting with a Lomo camera is sometimes not the subject of the photograph but the mood or atmosphere is captures with its quirky features: light leaks and dreamy imagery. I’ve found that printing on to mulberry paper preserves the magical essence of the lomo image and the delicate and soft texture of the paper produces a much more ethereal quality as opposed to printing on to regular glossy photo paper.
Another great thing about this technique is that anybody can do it!
Firstly scan your image into the computer and save it as a digital file.
Next, using a glue stick lightly glue a piece of normal printer paper to the back of your A4 mulberry or handmade paper (Both work nicely)
Print the image as you would normally but so that it prints on to the sheet of mulberry paper.
And lastly carefully peel the backing paper off and you will be left with your image on a lovely semi translucent sheet of mulberry paper. If you’re feeling really adventurous you could even add stitch or use it as part of a college. I also really like layering images or text underneath it to add another element to the piece. The possibilities are endless!
Experiment and have fun experimenting with printing your photographs on to different surfaces!
For more examples you can visit my blog The Creative Diarist , I’d love to see what you come up with!