Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Good Thoughts" (sold)


"Good thoughts flowing through my mind create a rich patina in my soul." Testing has already revealed that angry, hateful, unforgiving thoughts can have a very detrimental effect on our health. It is far better to lay all of that aside and wrap your mind around good, positive, life giving thoughts.

This is a piece that began with a mono print on rice paper. This paper is great for creating a mono print and is quite easy to do. Begin by mixing up your choice of color (preferably on a piece of glass or smooth ceramic tile) and then roll it out over the surface with a brayer. Then pick up an old credit card, stylus, or shaper tool and create gestural marks or remove sections of the paint. Lay a dry section of rice paper over the paint and rub with pressure over the entire surface. Pick up the paper and lay aside to dry.

The other collage pieces were also printed on rice paper and all the pieces were adhered to a clay board panel. I sprayed the entire surface with spray acrylic coating and then dried with a hair dryer. The surface was then prepared for lettering by brushing on (2) parts water to one part gel matte medium.

Mono printing is a spontaneous technique that will yield unexpected results. If you choose to use this type of image as a transparent collage, simply print it out on silk tissue paper for a completely different result. Just a few more things to think about.

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