Are you someone who checks your facebook in the morning/while commuting to work? I love/hate the gelli plate arts facebook feed.. Love, because they have so many great links. Hate, because i have to wait until i am home again/it's the weekend. (note: gelli plate is a supercool 'thing' to create monoprints with). Recently i read about Carla Sondheim and it didn't take me long to sign up to her online class. In between folding zines for the latest Sydney fair i HAD to try her techniques. Firstly i needed a colour palette. Being Autumn these were at the front door.
Off i went, starting with ochre + yellow (all acrylics)
We worked on several prints at a time, playing with layering the colours.
It is a totally experimental process
With no rights, or wrongs.
I have the smaller size plate - so afterwards i cut a 'frame' from card and created a viewing window, which crops the whole A4 sheet to the size of the images you see here. I found that helped me see which bits we working, or not.
Below: is one of my un-cropped prints
Can't believe I had never added water before! der!
For the last couple of techniques i decided to try a new colour palette
While there is some thinking involved..
... 'mucking around' is great.
At this point i had to go and make dinner for the family. Although as it was Nigella's greek lamb stew this wasn't too bad a finish to a fun time.. how many hours 'til next weekend?