Monday, May 13, 2013

Monoprints


No, I have not gone completely around the bend and taken to posting pictures of pans of water.


 I have been reading a lot lately about commercially available gelli plates.  That got me to thinking about making my own plates.  After poking around on Google (so much easier than having to go to a library and pour through card catalogs) I found a terrific blog Linda Germain has.  It's filled with all sort of information, including instructions on making your own plates.  I made mine in a silicon baking pan that I have hesitated to use for baking as I often bake at fairly high temps.

I'm not sure how I will use this, but I'm thinking of it as another way to make images to go on clay.  I used to do a lot of silk screening, both for printmaking and for transfer to clay.  This seems to be a good time to experiment as I have been doing some work in white earthenware with an eye to underglazing.

We'll see, Grasshopper......we'll see..............

Speaking of grasshoppers, does anyone else miss Robin Hopper's wonderfully informative blog posts?  I notice lately that a lot of his books are being reprinted.

Sunny with a cool breeze .....just enough to make it uncomfortable to be outside.  I go out for about twenty minutes and then come in.  I am always surprised at how much can be accomplished in twenty minutes if one concentrates on the task at hand.

Enjoy the day and, as always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*

10 comments:

  1. oh just when all my clay is gone I have always been interested in trying prints, some day soon, thanks for the link I look forward to reading about your progress. I've seen those silicon bakers and wondered the same thing about their safety, ten years they'll probably say they aren't safe.

    I have several of Robin's books, I hope some day to get up to visit his studio in Vancouver Island.

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    1. Hi Linda...I think you could print in a small area, like a kitchen table. It might be something to satisfy your creative gene until you get a studio again. A friend used a sil-pat sheet with the oven at 400.....disaster all around!

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  2. pardon me, gosh, what did I miss, Robin Hopper had a blog and...what happened to him?

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    1. Yes, RH had a blog for a year or so; pots, plants and stuff. He had to stop due to health problems, but the blog is still there to be read. http://rhrising.blogspot.com

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  3. Robin Hopper books are great the only one I have not got is the glazing book. The silicon baking pans are great I find the Tupperware ones are the best. Thanks for the info on momoprinting will now look it up.

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    1. Hi Rhonda.....Making Marks is one of my bibles. How high a temp do you go with your silicon pans?

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  4. I did a mono print with Paul Andrew Wandless, it was fun and a very different way of thinking about the image. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.

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    1. Hi Lori.....He and Kathy King are doing a workshop together at the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA......7/29-8/2. It should be a goodie!

      Image Transfer on Clay by P.A.W. is another bible.

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  5. I have been interested in printing of all types lately. I can't wait to see and read more about the direction you are heading in.

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    1. Hi Michele...We'll see, grasshopper........we'll see.....

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