Sometimes, I wish I could *blink* my eyes to take a photo...if only it was that easy!
These monoprints were created using pages from a phone book and acrylic paints on a homemade gelli plate and file folder.
Do you recognize any of the tools I used here? ( HINT: I showed them off in yesterday's prompt... )
|I LOVE grungy textures!! I like the repetition of circles and the positive and negative shapes from my punchinella stencil.|
The first layer of acrylic paint is Pthalo blue. The second layer is Primary Yellow and the final layer is white tempera paint. (Each layer was nearly dry before adding the next. I like when the colors blend! That's how that fresh green color was created.)
I used an angled end of a paintbrush to scratch into the wet paint. The Pthalo blue paint is revealed through the white paint. This technique is called "sgraffito".
|"Seal Your Destiny with FAITH"|
|detail of "Seal Your Destiny with FAITH". Look at those subtle shifts in color!|
My next monoprint happened COMPLETELY by accident! I discovered a new way to use the sgraffito technique as a stamping technique as well. Serendipitous!! Here's what happened:
I was doing the sgraffito technique that I just explained, above, and I set my print down by a fan. The wind blew the page across the floor and it landed (painted side down) on top of another sheet of paper.
At first, I was irritated because I thought my sgraffito had been ruined. BUT, when I pulled the two sheets of paper apart, I could see that my handwriting created a "negative image" (or outline)!!!! I WAS IN LOVE!!
|my "happy accident"; I created a new way to use sgraffito as a stamping technique!|
Aww man, monoprinting madness has set in!! You know I had to make a few more, right? :)
For the next monoprint, I used brown kraft paper, some vintage lace, and Krylon spray paints. ( the blue one is another example of the sgraffito technique )
|I used the lace as a stencil for the monoprint on the left. The monoprint on the right reads "Yes, Your Story Matters"|
Thanks for looking! Day 3: Hot Glue Stencil is up next...