Saturday, December 3, 2011
($40.00.....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Reflections of trees in the window caused me to reflect on memories past." This image reminds me of something out of Little Women. Leave all the bad memories behind and reflect on all the good ones!
If you have been following along, you will notice this is a photograph printed on Arches Text Wove after creating a monoprint with Walnut Ink. The Pouring Medium was mixed with white rather than Titan Buff. The gradated effect of the Pouring Medium is a wonderful contrast against the sharp lines of white lettering. The "white on white" effect is very exciting to me so I decided to place the flourish in the upper right hand corner to add to the ethereal quality of this piece.
There is one thing I have not mentioned in doing these pieces with photographs. Even after you spray the photograph 2 or 3 times with Spray Acrylic Coating, the Pouring Medium followed by spraying with water will cause the image to bleed a bit. It is prudent to do this part as quickly as possible or the photograph will fade too much. This seeping into the image continues because it must be dried flat and you cannot use a hair dryer until the medium is almost dry.
Also, it is difficult to achieve the "press / release" technique on this surface so I wrote the quote with no pressure and came back in to ink in the shaded strokes...just in case you were wondering how there was a shaded part in the "R" on what would typically be an upstroke with no pressure. All is fair in love and lettering. Just something to try or think about.
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