It's time again to share with you what is on my desk this week.
Here is some progress shots.
It started with one of my mono prints.
I added some collage and some more acrylic paint and used my Portfolio oil pastels and a Stabilo all pencil for her face.
I wanted her dress to be black and white.So I used a stencil to make a stamp from my moldable foam block to make some patterned paper in black permanent ink.
I chose a piece where the pattern was only partially stamped because I liked the contrast of the white.
Last but not least came her hair.......
I had a bit of a problem with the hair.
First I used oil pastel. it was a dark brown colour and when I darkened the background the hair seemed to just blend into the background. So I decided to wipe it out with a baby wipe. However because it was thick it took some wiping and I just manged to remove it before the paper started to lift. I then decided to use acrylic.
I laid down a layer of gesso,where the hair was to go, to give it a key as the head was in oil pastel then painted her hair in acrylic. I then used a stabilo All pencil to define the hair and it started to lift the paint off. At this stage I started to think that I was going to make a right 'hash' of it but a black oil pastel saved the day.
I would just like to point out a little tip that Stabilo All pencils are known to write over almost anything and I have found that if you smear the Portfolio pastels with your finger or add water (as they are water soluble) you can write over them with the Stabilo All pencil quite successfully.
I know this post has been a bit of a long one but if you are still with us I just want to finish off with a couple more mono prints.
I am still trying to get to grips with mono printing. I was a bit disappointing in my last lot of prints but it is only my second attempt so hopefully my technique will improve with practice.
I want to thank all who have visited and been kind enough to leave a comment on what you see. I love to hear your thoughts on what I do. It means a lot. x
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