Sunday, March 15, 2015

GOT PRINTS?


I pulled out my new printmaking supplies and, using Golden Fluid Acrylics (I seem to have a lot of those although rarely use them), I started doing some prints...on the small Strathmore Printmaking Paper (400 Series), 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches.  Using the inking palette, I inked up the palette and then pressed in some stamps I'd created from cutting out the thin foam pieces I bought, incising them with the embossing tools.  Fun!  But you have to have a theme so I did ovals and circles...



When you get tired of one color scheme, you can change it up on the inking palette and keep going.

This is an overview of all I did and you can see some of the stamps I made in the upper right corners of the photos.








Here's one of my favorites so far - a small (5 x 7 inch) print on the Strathmore printmaking paper.

Purple Circles Print
















And another of my favorites on 5 x 7 paper - of a crow I carved into a Blick ready-cut plate (4 x 6 inches).  This was carved during a Myrna Wacknov workshop way back when...

Crow Mandalas










I don't really know enough about printmaking to know what I'm doing - but Traci Bautista has a Strathmore Online Workshop going on right now and you can probably still sign up - it's free and she knows lots about lots (I think she's obsessed with printmaking and printmaking materials, even saving her 2-ply paper towels she uses to get up all the extra paint = wasting nothing).  I, too, could get really involved in this, but always return to my best love = watercolor (and you can make monoprints from watercolor, too, using the paint thickly or using the watercolor crayons).

5 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda, looks nice! Enjoy everything you want to do!! Go, Go, Rhonda. Best wishes, Sadami

CrimsonLeaves said...

I do love the crow piece, especially, Rhonda! Your energy is amazing and you did lots of wonderful work here!

E.M. Corsa said...

Beautiful work, especially love the crow of course, me being a bird person.

I am envious and wish I had more time to experiment.

Carol Flatt said...

Isn't it fun, Rhonda?! I love your colors and patterns. This would definitely brighten my day!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, Sherry, EM and Carol = fun to play with colors and see what you get. I like the crow the best, too, and have another I'll embellish a bit for a finish soon.