This is my first serious attempt at assemblage and it is fairly simple. I don't quite know if I'm done or exactly how to mount it. I could put it on a plaque of wood or in a box or as it sits in a…Continue
"Thanks Mike. 18x10 base and about 18 tall. Started with scraps from the art school and cut more. Welded together a small frame and finished it at home and added granite scrap from a countertop company dumpster as a base.
Sculpted in clay, fired, acrylic paint (was watching a MitsiB video that week) and mounted In a wooden box in black with neat frame I found at a thrift shop. There is a slightly diffused glass which defocuses just enough to give some blur to the…
Googled collage art and made my way from Greg to Gary. Gary was the person to actually give me the motivation to not only watch him work but get my rear in gear. I was immediately pleased with the results. Though I started with the foil technique and then gave assemblage a shot. Took some courses at a local art school and doing a little sculpture as well. Enjoying making art.
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I work with wood, wood turning and scrollsawing, and with glass...etching with blast media and some stained glass techniques but try to avoid the conventional. I enjoy attempting to combine these into something unusual. I'm a work in progress.
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So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).