I had a short day at work, and felt like buying something random so I went to Daiso.
I've figured a trick to start the Red car, now that I know it wants to stall, but it's letting me know that soon I won't be able to do that, so I don't like to make too many trips.
I bought some artistic papers and things and gifts.
Mostly I just wanted to get out of the house.
One thing I saw that caught my attention was some paper for absorbing oil from fried foods.
It had an interesting texture.
Another thing I found was a flowery plastic mat for draining dishes.
It was just the size of my 9x12 sketchbook page.
I thought it would be really nice to make a stencil.
One side is perfectly flat and the other has nubs, to allow the dishwater to drain under it.
I laid the flat side onto the paper, but in retrospect I should have had the nubs down.
I sprayed it with different inks and a little powdered pigment.
Here's when I realized I should have laid the bumps face down onto the paper and left the flat side up:
It was perfect for making a reverse print!
I pressed a piece of card stock (dull side down) onto the wet mat:
Of course, the little bumps made it hard to smooth down the paper.
It still made a really cool print!
The mat still had a lot of ink left.
I pressed a piece of the oil-absorbing paper on it, too.