I can't address the paper & printer issue as much except to say: have you tried art paper? Might need trimming down but some light watercolor paper or all purpose drawing & ink paper might look better- then again it might be horrid...
A big problem I have is that the glass gets condensation on the inside and if it drips, my image runs and is ruined. I have read about waterproof printer ink, but have never found it. Does anyone know about this?
I'd make sure the room is dry/ less humid & the ink is very thoroughly dried too- like at least 2 hours set. I know nothing about printer inks.
3. Last Question: (for now!) I am trying to make a pendant with a little paper marionette inside. The problem is I can't get it small enough because the brads and eyelets are too big. What is the smallest size available?
I'd get jewelers wire & make my own (actually have in the past). Cut a piece of wire nice & long, two inches or so. Use very fine point needle nosed pliers (Hardware store!! craft store ones are poor quality & higher priced!).
- Coil the very end of your piece into a loop, make sure this loop is bigger than the hole you intend to put it through (wrap it around something round if you need perfect circles).
- bend your loop to a 90 degree angle from the rest of the wire.
- Pop the straight piece through the hole.
- trim the long wire to a short length, enough to get you another loop.
- bend your lower wire into a loop & then flatten it against the paper, preferably in the same direction as your upper loop.
Yay! hinged paper!
Thanks for posting this Penlowe - although I am not quite sure exactly what you mean - I will have to re-read when I am not so tired!