Printing and Writing
I decided to make a few pieces for the Amazing Alphabet Readers Challenge in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. The rules are to create an original 4"x 6" mixed media piece of lettering.
I broke out my 6"x6" Gelli Plate. I have used my larger plate a LOT, but haven't had a reason to use my smaller one yet and this seemed like the perfect project for it. I added some acrylic paints to the plate, some homemade and store bought stencils and printed onto Strathmore Mixed Media 100 lb paper.
I really should have cut more paper!
The pieces print up so quickly and I really enjoy adding extra layers.
I find mono-printing so relaxing.
I don't have any photos of the process because I was having too much fun and forgot to pull out the camera.
Some of the lettering was written directly onto the mono-printed pages and some were written on to white tissue paper and then applied to the mono-printed paper with Golden Matte Medium. I was having a good time coming up with short L words because I like the letter "L". Many years of writing a letter over and over can do that to you.
I then played with some other words which I thought might be appropriate for some friends who are going through hard times.
And finally I threw in one word for the fun of it. . .
. . . and it turned out to be my favorite piece.
Working with these pieces on paper has given me some fun ideas for a project I would like to do with fabric. A fun mini-quilt made with monoprinted fabric and words cut from fabric using my electronic cutter. I'll keep you posted!