since i joined the mono printing group last year i have been
intimidated about taking the next step which to me means
adding layers. because the water based printing inks reactivated
with water i have not know how to proceed. so i have ended up with a nice stack of prints.
i decided to experiment by spraying an acrylic fixative and cutting
a large print into several smaller pieces. i discovered that the fixative
prevented the dreaded reactivation and i was able to paint and stencil
on top. this is the first step. since i lean toward a definite focal image,
i am thinking one will appear soon.
my experimental group was all about pentangles. i have never done
any before. it is so relaxing and i love the minimal supplies needed~~
a pen, pencil, eraser and paper. voila. such a light load compared with
the baggage i carry around for mixed media.
i like using pens for line work. my favorite black pens are
micron .005, .05, .01 and the graphic 1 and the sharpie extra fine.
signo uniball roller broad is my favorite white pen by far because it creates an
even line and writes over acrylic. here is a good article on white pens.