hello, I have been experimenting with gelli plate magazine transfers
after watching brigit koopsen's youtube tutorial.
i experimented with various paints, different magazines,
images and amount of paints. here are three examples.
the actual transfer was a failure here but what was left of
the magazine image turned out intriguing.
one of the eyes did not transfer so I collaged a face
that I had previously drawn on a vintage dictionary page.
more paint was added after the transfer was made to complete this print.
in summary, so far in experimenting with gelli transfers, I found the results to be hit or miss.
I have not been able to determine what the factors are that make a successful print.
one transfer from a magazine would not transfer at all, while another
would. the one thing that is consistent is that a thin coat of acrylic
gives best results. it is a fun and relatively easy process and I will continue play with.
while I visited my son and fiancé in chicago last week
I finally was able to visit the center for intuitive and outsider art where I
found one of the exhibits to be absolutely fascinating.
henry danger was a gifted and obsessed artist who never
told anyone he created art. his art was discovered by his landlord
after he died at the age of 81. fortunately, his landlord was a photographer
and recognized the talent of this reclusive hospital janitor.
henry's small room was filled with magazines, a large sized manuscript of
mixed media art and writing. the contents of the room was donated
to the center and is on display.
the manuscript in process was over 1000 pages and became
so large and unwieldy that the only place henry could put it
in his room was on the bed so he would sleep on a chair .
his work sells for thousands of dollars and is collected by museums
and galleries throughout the country. there is also a book published
posthumously on his life and works.
he is considered an outsider artist because of his lack of formal training.
this was a full week. I also visited the chicago art institute,
an egyptian portrait exhibit at northwestern and another
fascinating exhibit at the center for intuitive and outsider art and
the mosaic and tile house in venice. I will share pictures of these next week.
thank you for visiting today. i always appreciate your
comments and am interested in your feedback.
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