Friday, May 9, 2008
Monoprints & Drizzles class
Traci Bautista who has a book on monoprints taught this class. She was very nice and the class was jam packed with ideas. We made about 30 different printed papers using her ideas. I brought them home and collaged them on this page in my journal about what I learned in the class. It was messy but fun and some of the papers where so beautiful. After the paint was dry we went over it with an assortment of pens and glitter glue. You can use different kinds of paper such as paper towels, pages ripped out of old textbooks, printed paper and plain paper. We used tools such as, foam rubber, needlepoint canvas, metal, textured wallpaper and a very handy brayer. Paints included solid and liquid acrylics, watercolor paints, liquid inks and ink pads, ink dabbers and so many kids of pens I couldn't even list them. Of course her pages where much more interesting than mine but I learned a lot and the techniques will spill over into all my art projects. My two favorite tools that I got to try and want in every color is the watercolor poster paint pens by Sharpie and the liquid watercolor paint by Colorations. Soooooo cool! You have to buy them on-line and http://www.dickblick.com/ has the best price. OK, that's it for now.