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Monday, July 29, 2013

Punch it up a little!

Here are a few photos of a new technique I tried from a "What if...".  I was thinking about finding new ways to make marks, and especially to carry a theme through my work.  I got the idea to punch out shapes from onion skins with a paper punch and add them to the pages I was preparing to Eco print.  Some very interesting things happened.  I added Callistemon leaves because I knew they contained a lot of tannins, and I added iron threads from old steel belted radial tires;  the prints show the bleed through of these elements and how they affected the prints on paper.  This is on 140# watercolor paper, cooked for 1 hr and allowed to cool overnight before opening.


2 comments:

  1. These are lovely and so ethereal.

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  2. Thank you, Roberta. The bleed through from other pages in the stack was not planned...a lesson learned. But overall, I like the effect.

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