Monday, November 01, 2010

Painting and Printing

Crusade No. 45
My color copies did not come out as intense as the original.  The reds weren't as red and the yellow looks washed out but I still used them for the purpose of experimenting and learning.  I painted on a corrugated cardboard which is showing up as pronounced ridges after a black and white gesso coating before I began to cover it with acrylic paint.  I guess, I can try printing on different types of paper, too.


Below is the first of three pages resulting from the original above.  Rotated 90 degrees and spray painted with red and black using stencils I cut out myself.  The particle face is cut out I did of my face and rose I made in different sizes but decided to use only one size in this.
On this I spray painted with reds and greens using a store bought stencil and the bottom of the spray for the circles.

Next, I cut up the copy and pieced it with paper that came out of the fax at work that had gibberish printed all over  it.  Of course, I took it and made copies.  (I thought it looked cool.)  I then painted one of the strips a dark red and used hand carved stamps.  I think it needs some blues some where and maybe journaling.  At any rate, I am not really happy with it, yet.
Thanks, Michelle


michelle ward said...

Allo - welcome to the team! Thanks for coming to play!! Loved seeing your original painted background - the ridges showing through is cool! Great takes on trying to use is different ways. Loving the spray painting! Loved hearing (in your comment to me) that you enjoyed experimenting and learned something about color and composition - exactly the point I was hoping to get across. Yay!

Mona said...

Nice to see you here Allo! Nice pages, you did try different things. I ended up doing all the pages the same way .. next time I will read the instructions!

Anonymous said...

Great looking pages, I like them all but am particulary taken with the faces in the first one.

Anonymous said...

Great looking pages, I like them all but am particulary taken with the faces in the first one.

VStarRider said...

Thanks for sharing these - I really enjoyed hearing your creative process as well. I love the ridges of the cardboard showing - that really adds to the effect. My fav is the last one, I really love the face in it and the extra stripes-very cool!

Anonymous said...

These are really interesting, love that you grabbed the fax and took it home to play with!