|Birthday girl Emily and sweetie Michael|
|The Segway corral - giddy-up!|
|Rob was an instant expert on his Segway!|
|Downtown Portland, in front of the Portland Building, with Portlandia (the statue) looking over our shoulders.|
|On the east side of the Willamette River, Portland skyline behind us.|
3. Today: Monoprinting with Gelli plate! Slab on some paint, add textures or stenciling, press paper on top and voila! Add more layers - yeehaw!
|Quick and fun monoprinting with Gelli plates!|
|LOTS of layers of colors, textures, and stamps!|
|Layers of colors and stencils|
|Don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the rust color looks like shiny copper in real life - maybe because I added GAC polymer to the paint.|
|Even the deli papers I used to clean off the brayers and stencils turned out fun!|
|This may have been my favorite experiment: I started to draw on the face using the other end of a paint brush, but it skipped a lot so I ended up finger painting the face. They I sprayed with water before printing.|
|Next I printed the ghost of the image onto a paper on which I had already applied many layers of paint and texture.|
|More experimenting with spraying water onto the plate and then printing. I like the starry sky effect!|
|Landscapey - The "mountain" in the background was a ghost print with a lot of water spritzed on the plate, then I added more paint onto the plate and scraped with a texture tool.|
I think I'll be scanning these and printing onto tissue paper to layer up some collages for artist trading cards. More fun to come!