This is the 2nd video this week that I accidentally uploaded a bit later than normal! Woops. I have no good reason for it, I just can't keep track of what's going on.
So lately I've been pushing my cheap laser printer as far as it can go, which is admittedly not very far. I've been playing with settings, and failing to get any really good tones or colours. No surprise there. And then I discovered that it prints things out slightly askew, by about an eighth of an inch. Barely perceptible, until I try to print out tiny copies of the mini sketchie and finding that they don't quite line up properly.
And then my corner rounder arrived and I discovered that it isn't as life-changing as I was expecting it to be.
But I was momentarily delighted when, on a whim, I put a torn out sketchbook page into the paper tray and printed a random line drawing onto it. I expected it to cause a paper jam, because in addition to being lousy at images, the laser printer is also very fussy about paper weight. But it printed! Ooh, this is interesting... Also, it seems quite decent for line drawings.
So... while all my attempts at printing pictures and zines and what-not keeps coming to a dead end, there is quite a bit of hope for colouring pages! Which would be perfect because laser toner doesn't smear when wet. It also seems pretty resilient against alcohol markers as well, if I could print on a paper that could handle it.
So that's what I'm working on this week. Slowly tracing some line art to play with. Stay tuned!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?