(unavailable....6" x 6" Experimental Piece....Mounted on a Gessobord)
This is a simple mixed media piece with mono printed rice paper mounted on a gessobord as the support. These small presentations can be framed or placed on an easel. They can also be mounted with other 6" x 6" pieces on a larger clayboard with a 2" depth. It makes a stunning display...especially if you have been working in a series. This is food for thought for any of you who are involved with The Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church since our fall theme is "Poetic Collections". This would be one way to show a collection.
After the initial mono printed papers were adhered to the board, old text pages and plain rice paper were also added...especially where the lettering was to be placed. There is also a bit of deconstruction going on with more snippets of text placed around two edges.
Black and white is always a good choice, especially if you introduce several different textures. The first mono printed rice papers are actually (3) cropped sections of larger pieces. The energy of the line work in the mono print adds energy to any piece.
After all the pieces were adhered to the support and sprayed with Acrylic Coating, I left it to dry overnight....(always a good idea with rice papers). This morning I prepared the surface for lettering with (2) parts water and (1) part Gel Matte Medium and (3) applications using a hair dryer and brushing on the medium at the same time. It is necessary to have the heat to cause the medium to attach to the surface since the acrylic coating is a slick surface. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.