Thursday, July 23, 2015

USING INKING OVERLAYS

When working in acrylics, I put my pigments out on Grafix Inking Palette, which is a plastic sheet.  I have a pad of 9 x 12 inch sheets (25 sheets in a pad).  When I'm finished working on the prints and other things, there is a remainder of the acrylic on the plastic sheet.  I keep them because they are pretty, but didn't know what to do with them...now I think I have a new idea for their use.




Using Matte Medium, I glue them down to a piece of white printmaking or watercolor paper. 


Putting them over a drawing works pretty well so it shows through and the color is added.

































The top two are glued down over drawings.  The third is just a lpiece laid on top of my watercolor journal.





8 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love the blues :D this is a good use of materials. Why throw something out if you can use it for something else? :) (that might be the reason the studio looks like a bomb site tho :p)

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

These are so beautiful Rhonda! :)
I just don't understand what you
are doing with those sheets - never
saw that. Maybe you could show me
that in one of your next posts? :))

Have a beautiful day!
Tinna ✐

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your art is just exploding with beauty of late, Rhonda. I am loving everything you do!

E.M. Corsa said...

Love, love, love the bird. It has a sense of history and mystery to it!

E.M. Corsa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the bird. It oozes history and mystery!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer Rose, Tinna, Sherry and Elizabeth. Tinna, I will take some photos of the inked plates and what they look like before I glue them to the paper...

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda- what a superb idea. Your art is just seeming to flow from one lovely work to another. I think you are in a sweet spot. Have a great weekend.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie. I'm glad others see it this way - I seem a bit scattered and unable to settle down to any one thing right now and I guess that's okay! ha h