Crafts come in many forms, with people enjoying different methods of crafting and preferring individual styles. Whether you’re a fan of creating collages or enjoy making your own vases out of clay — there’s a form of crafting that can suit everyone’s personal interests. One thing that can be consistent with crafts however is the versatility of prints, with ways of using them appearing across many forms of arts and crafts. Here we will be going through some ways you could incorporate prints into your own future craft sessions.
An obvious choice for incorporating prints into crafts would be to create a collage. Perhaps you have some prints around your house that you’d like to breathe new life into and get creative with, or you could order new prints online that match your tastes. The great thing with creating a collage is that they’re always unique, and there are so many ways they can be made. You should start with setting out your vision and laying out your prints in the positions you’d like to place them, and once you’re happy with the results you can stick them down to the material you’ve chosen. Collages can make a great piece of art for walls around your home or can be preserved in a portfolio of your work.
If you’ve seen a print that you particularly liked, you may wish to frame it for display in your home or at your work desk. Whilst picture frames can be purchased easily, it’s a lot more fun to make them yourself; and more personal too! You could make your own frame that compliments the print using materials such as wood, metal, plastic, or you could even make one out of clay. Whatever material you opt for, ensure you get the measurements right, so the print fits perfectly within. Once you’ve assembled the main frame, you can then decorate it to your own personal tastes.
This craft, in particular, can take plenty of practice, and patience, to perfect; but the results are worth the efforts. Paper cutting has been surging in popularity recently, and you don’t need a lot of tools to get started — the basics being a good scalpel, a board you can use to cut on, and the paper. Prints can be used in this craft in different ways. There may be a print that you’d like to use as a template, tracing over it for you to then recreate the image with paper cutting. You could also use paper cutting to further complement a print, bringing it to life in a more 3D form or to frame around some of the aspects that stand out to you.
As you can see, prints can incorporate into our crafts in numerous ways, and the list of what could be done is endless. Whatever way you choose to craft and use prints within that, the top priority is that you have fun whilst doing it.