Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Day 1118: No kinky boots, but lots of inky prints!




Random girl, inky print













On the second Wednesday of August, 
just hours after flying in from Washington ...
it was our Eastside Gang art workshop at Libby's.
I was tired, but didn't want to miss out on the fun
of whatever Libby had planned for us. She's the best!
Libby lives is a wonderful big house  ...



   




full of amazing antiques and farm tools, 






shipped from Maine and Connecticut 
and displayed to perfection.





We start early with breakfast goodies & catching up ...





then Libby showed samples of inky prints.








Acrylic, extender & Ferro, graphite particles were blended,
then rolled on a glass plate for braying onto foil.
The drawing was placed on back of the inked foil ...
face down & placed on top of the paper substrate 
and rubbed by hand to make the inky print,
Libby said that simple line drawings work best.






So I drew. 
Okay, I scribbled ...






 then traced over the drawing on top of the ink side down foil ...








A few of us used collage before the printing.







The "Random girl" at the top of the blog is the first print, 
 on a collage paper substrate, and below, the second ...
 a ghost print on top of another collage.





A variety of watercolors, or water-based coloring agents 
could be used to colorize the print ... or not.







One more for fun.


Johnny D., inky print


Always learning something new.
Another fun day with the Eastside Gang.
Thanks Libby!







90 degrees Santa Ana, CA, no A/C 3 fans











A smile for Tuesday ...







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