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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Monoprints




I was so inspired by the article on monoprinting in this month's Cloth, Paper, Scissors that I decided to make some of my own. Yesterday I experimented. Of course, I didn't have any glass on which to roll the ink so I used a piece of palette paper instead. And, oh gee, I didn't have any printing ink so I just used cheap acrylics with retarder added. I'm pretty good at making do when I have to.

I drew houses, much like she did in the article, and then added some big popsicle trees. I don't want to make a paper quilt with these, just individual prints. Yesterday I mentioned using this same process on fabric--that's on tomorrow's agenda. I'm still trying to figure out how to control the paint absorption by the fabric...

The bottom print is done, I think. I liked the combination of machine- and hand-stitching...

5 comments:

tammy vitale said...

These are GREAT! I so admire your "can do" attitude about making do with what you have on hand. These are wonderfully whimsical and evocative of snug coziness (it's the house and popsicle tree thing - I love them!)

belletamaam said...

how cool your daughter is doing Finding Water with you! I love mine, and we do tons together even to this day (she's 30), but she would never have done this.

And her bog is great! I learned from my kids that all this tech stuff is just so much fluff to them - they've grown up with it (my grandson can't even read yet but can find his way around by pictures and I think some of the words are "pictures" to him)

belletamaam said...

p.s. I also signed into blogger just so I could comment; have been resisting yet another thing to remember....belletamaam seems to be what they've taken as my name...by this is Tammy V....just so you know.

Tara Ross Studios said...

love these monoprints!

esillustration said...

this mix media stuff is so cool!