aren't they gorgeous?!! There's something about long stemmed roses that just wins over my heart!
I'm taking a monoprinting class on line with Susan Sorrell. In our first lesson we were supposed to do sunprinting, but I haven't seen a lot of sun lately, or warm temps for that matter, so I opted for the glue gel resist option, which I had not tried before:
In Lesson 2, we are working on Frottage (rubbing) Printing using plexiglass and collagraphs. It was quite ironic that C should return home this afternoon with 2 large slabs of plexigraph scraps for me! What a guy!!! He was surprising me, and I surprised him when I told him that they were just what I needed for this class.
I was having a bit of a problem with the amount of paint to apply to the plexiglass, but even with that said, I really like the way this one turned out:
Back in the summer, a friend on the Complex Cloth group walked me through the process of making collagraphs. I made them but never used them...........so today was a first! TaDa!!! Here is my pine baugh monoprint:
After I had ironed it, I put it on top of a texture plate and brayered some paint over it:
I also made this holly collagraph:
Here are a couple of brayered textile plates:
The above are by no means masterpieces, but I can see so many places where I will use these new techniques! Thanks Susan!!