Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Off-Loading Paint

Stacked Journaling can produce a lot of material in just a short amount of time, particularly when I monoprint it.

To recap so everyone remembers, when I monoprint Stacked Journaling, I write with paint squeezed directly from the bottle onto a wide strip of parchment paper. Then I turn the parchment over onto my substrate- usually fabric, canvas or paper- and gently burnish the back to transfer the paint.


Once I've done this, though, despite it being called a "mono" print, there is still a lot of paint left on the parchment that I refuse to waste. Instead of wiping that paint away, I off-load it by spritzing it lightly with water and burnishing deli papers or 60# copy paper onto the parchment.


The result is a lot of fun, lightweight collage papers, which I go back into later with glazes of paint.


All of these collage papers were created in this way, a treasure trove of source material, all of which relate to each other and to the original piece (in this case, the first photo of this post!)






You paid a lot of money for your materials... never feel as if they need to be wasted just so you can experiment with techniques that are new to you!

Happy collaging!

9 comments:

Bev Redmond said...

I love these. Can I make a long, earth-mother skirt out of them? Sure, I could only wear it once but it would be pretty while it lasted. ;)

Kathy said...

Are you ever concerned that you will never be able to use up all the stuff you create? I know my kids will have a lot crap to clean out, but your stuff is always so beautiful! You are such a creative person!

Connie Rose said...

Gorgeous papers, Judi. I want them all!

Caatje said...

Fabulous! I do this too, may it not be in exactly the same way, but I make sure nothing gets wasted. Your papers sure are wonderful.

lynda Howells said...

love what l am seeing Judi. I too NEVER waste anything...happy Arting!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Judi Sweetie...
I absolutely love these. The colors are so gorgeous, and vibrant. They are definitely HAPPY. I love that you waste nothing. Thank you for sharing.

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Fibra Artysta said...

Its amazing how you can just keep getting more and more out of it. I love that you keep breaking it down like that, awesome!

Green Mountain Realty said...

Fabulous color, love your work....

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