Friday, January 23, 2015

What I'm working on: Monoprints Part 1

Thought I'd share with you what's going on (artistically) here in the studio. I'm currently infatuated with making monoprints! Look at all the ones I've made so far. And this is just a small selection. What I love about the process (more about that in an upcoming post) is the element of surprise. I'm never sure how these things will turn out, and that's the fun of it.

But what the heck am I going to do with all these? First off, they're great textures for me to photograph or scan and then use in my photomontages. But you already knew that.

The ones I printed onto soft, thin rice paper make interesting wrapping paper for gifts.

Other prints will be torn and cut and used in physical collages.

I'm also thinking of gathering up a stack, cutting them all the same size, and binding them into a journal/book.

And finally, maybe some of the more artsy images can be mounted onto watercolor paper and framed.

What does this have to do with photography? Remember my online macro class where we talked about the importance of backgrounds? Well, voila! Here you go. Make your own unique backgrounds in the colors you wish. And when you tire of using them, cut 'em up and make notecards or postcards or, if you're like me, consider making a little book of your art.

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  1. Oh you are making me want to do to see the piles...that's exciting too.


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