Sunday, August 30, 2009

experiments

first. some shots of the fabulous sky from this morning's hike.......



a few doodles from this weekend.....

and the playing. i have been reading lisa l cyr's art revolution (thanks judy!) and darlene olivia mcelroy & sandra duran wilson's image transfer workshop and between that & some posts on the yahoo inkjet transfer group, my mind has been generating all sorts of ideas....
i wanted to see if i could feed glass through the flat feed on my epson, so i got out the golden digital ground for non absorbent surfaces & coated a piece of glass and a piece of self seal that i had laying around.
the glass was too small- forget i need at least 8 x10, so i will have to try that again, but the height of the glass itself seemed ok. maybe i'll see if i can pick up some plexi somewhere....
here is the result after printing on the self seal. this is basically do it yourself laminating. it's sticky on the back. i will spray some coating on this & then stick the pics on something- maybe watercolor paper that's been painted- and go from there.

talk in the inkjet group about printing on metal if you don't have a front feed printer got me to thinking about gold leaf. after looking for about 1/2 and hour (last used in february i believe) i found my copper & silver leaf. i had this background hanging around & decided to play with it...
here it is post copper leaf application.....
i scanned it in so that I can play with different images in photoshop to see what i want to print on it. will coat with the golden digital ground for non absorbent surfaces and see what i get.... i can see all sorts of play with leafing. this would go through a traditional feed printer too.
busy week ahead...... bonnie raitt wed nesday, first thursday show thursday (the weather looks ready to cooperate, finally- third time's a charm!) and plenty of day job stuff to keep me busy iun between..... but i'll post when i can.
good night- and have a great week!

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