I first prepared the papers by brushing on digital ground and letting it dry. Then I printed my photos onto the prepared pure stinging nettle paper using a regular inkjet printer. I glued more handmade paper (a mixed fibre and recycled paper blend) onto the 6x6 cradled boards with matte medium and then glued the photos onto the papered boards after the ink on the photos had dried. I finished both pieces with Golden Gel Topcoat in a semi-gloss finish with a UV protector. The lighter paper was good for printing the photo but next time I think I would use a darker paper for the background.
I'm looking forward to mounting some of my flower photographs using these same techniques. I'm trying to take some of my flower photos with a light background so that more of the handmade paper shows through in the printing. Lots of fun to come!