Thursday, May 23, 2013

Creating Images



i apologize for not posting in a while due to tech issues.  i am still having 
problems with my photo program but i managed to get this photo.  
hopefully this will be resolved soon.  it only stopped the creative juices 
for a short time while i fretted





i have been learning  something new...a friend invited me to work on her printing press.

  it has been oh so much fun. i am not sure that i can full describe the process so it's clear 

but i will try.   first, an image is painted on a plexiglass sheet.  when the image is completed

 paper is soaked in water, blotted to a damp dry and set on top of the painted plexiglass.  

this is run under a large metal drum.  after the piece is rolled, the paper lifted

there is a surprise on the other end.  sometimes it works, sometimes

not in the intended way.  This image that i am showing is from a magazine photo of lady gaga.

i painted her using only black printers paint.  i thought i'd start simple with one color.  

after it was  printed i took a photo.   i made a copy of the photo

 on tissue paper to collage on a  painted and collaged cradle board.  

it sounds way more complicated than it actually is.  i will take photos to show.  

i want am excited to incorporate more of the printing into my painting and collages.



thank your for visiting 

today i am linking to painting party friday


26 comments:

  1. Stunning mixed media result, Irene.

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  2. This is an amazing Technique Irene. I think I need to re-read and experiment a little. I just love how you have changed the image so much. I love using an image as a starting point and then changing it. You have done this so beautifully!

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  3. Beautiful, Irene.
    I love hearing about this process!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  4. great results. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. beautiful collage! Happy PPF!

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  6. Lovely! The technique sound fascinating, I love that sense of surprise when the final result is random.

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  7. Just lovely Irene, as always.
    Your work has such elegance and beauty.

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  8. Oh, la, la! I love your piece! It seems so Greek or Roman. Lovely!

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  9. interesting technique and beautiful mixed media piece!Happy PPF!

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  10. Sounds complicated, but the results are super.

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  11. That is a wonderful piece - would love to see the photos of the process

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  12. This is simply beautiful Irene. Sorry about the tech trouble.
    Have a nice weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  13. what a fabulous piece of work... and I love using printing presses... so many possibilities with them... xx

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  14. Love your collage and technique. She is magical! HPPF Erika

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  15. Great way to create a soft monoprint. Fabulous. xox

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  16. Beautiful. If you are having technical problems because of picasa check out loading to photobucket and then posting to your blog.

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Sounds like a very exciting technique you are learning. You have produced some lovely work:)

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  18. So exciting - and beautifully done!

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  19. Very nice Irene. Great job.:)
    Gloria
    http://shininglife1.blogspot.com/

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  20. Preciosa esa cara morena. Saludos

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  21. Love this piece! The whole unpredictability of printmaking is kind of addictive, isn't it? I don't think it would be nearly so much fun if every single time resulted in perfection--

    Happy PPF!

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  22. What a cool mixed media piece! Love the technique and final layout. Thank you for sharing and happy PPF!

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