Friday, November 7, 2008

friday night fun

steve left for fairfield and i threw the plastic on the table & started making a mess.....

finally cut up the lutradur & got a few coats of digital ground on. need to figure out what i want to print... i can't wait to play with this.

the layer underneath will have spotty coverage, which with the right image might be kind of intersting- some of it clear, some fuzzy depending on the coverage...... will have to think about that.....

then, on to some very highbrow art props- a glass (or two) of rose and some rubber cement. rubber cement always seemed exotic when i was in school. we never had it at home. i loved letting it dry on my fingers & rolling it into balls. to this day, tho i know it's some sort of glue i have no idea what it works best for or why you would use it instead of elmer's. it makes a great resist tho, and it's fun to rub off (til your fingers get friction hot!)
i found the watercolor cards and went for the rubber cement painted resist. used a q tip and also a paintbrush. then i painted acrylic on a piece of plexi , put the cards down and brayered. here they are after that step.
i started to rub off the r.c., but realized maybe better to fill in the blanks, then remove the resist. so i got out the trusty pitt markers & played, rubbed off the r.c. and played some more.....




too bad for tracy that we decided no presents this year for christmas.....
and here's one of my faithful companions keeping me company while i try to catch up on grey's anatomy (and play with markers). the computer player quit on me at about 40 minutes in, so i have no idea how yang was putting mc icky down, but i'll have to try it again. and i wish izzy would quit being so annoying.....
anyway- all in all, fun, relaxing evening and headed to fairfield tomorrow, so the lutradur will have plenty of time to dry.
be back sunday-

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

These hearts are really great. I just got out the old rubber cement the other day, but it looks like you took it to greater heights! Nice.

mk said...

thanks marilyn- any ideas for how to rub it off without taking all of the skin off my fingers? :) can't wait to see what you're doing with it.