Welcome, new readers! Just wanted to give you a heads up…there are new blog posts…
Now for the Fun! here
More Monoprinting here
This ‘N That here
Almost everyone from the class sent home their leftover paint with me instead of taking it home with them…so because I hate anything to go to waste, I printed one morning. It’s a good exercise because I get new ideas while I’m printing (oh boy, do I love that grid stuff that I think is for making rugs non-skid). There is still some paint left…stay tuned…I’m going to make screens for breakdown printing next…
No name for these yet….Paper collaged on cradled wood, then coated with beeswax/damar resin mix, then I “drew” in the wax and colored with paintstiks. Then I used a tracing paper to make marks. Love this whole process.
Here are photos of my booth in Bloomington, IN along with my friend Cynthia who was my helper for 2 days. I think she enjoyed getting out with people for awhile.
We demo-ed painting with Tsukineko inks in the bottle. They are wonderful to paint with! They don’t change the hand of the fabric like acrylic fabric paints do. If you mix them with aloe vera gel to paint with like we do, you have the ability to spread them and blend them.
Strathmore is hosting more workshops this year. The first one is being taught by Traci Bautista. Here is my first week’s work…er…play.
There are layers of stuff on here…Smooch Spritz inks sprayed over resists and plastic canvas, acrylic paints, acrylic inks, markers of all kinds, white-out pen, and oil pastels last. The neat thing about these workshops for me is they help me get acquainted with different products that I have not used before.