"Thanks Dalia. I truly appreciate your kind words. This piece has been in the works for a couple of years. I had the head and the breast, but wasn't sure how I could get the glass panels to be tightly fixed to the board. …"
"Thanks Dalia. I appreciate all of your comments. I have been busy with family and I have started painting scenes from my trip to Italy last fall. I have never considered myself a painter so it is a learning experience and…"
"chilling. every adult who ever was a bullied/abused kid (pretty much every one of us) - will relate to this. those who would not relate - either lost their soul completely...or are the soul-less bullies and abusers...
Well, then, Mz Pippin, you must call and arrange for us all to have a cuppa good Portland java and talk Ort talk. My wife would love to meet you and is quite a work of ort herself. We are at 503-737-7301 and would love to see you.
Keep Portland weird!
Vic & Bess Kelley Emert
UuuuuuuU! Kath, I love yer collage work! You would LOVE doing digital collage. I grew up using Photoshop, then lost it, and now am using a cheaper app called "Pixelmater" (cost: about $60) and like it just fine. I wish I could sit and show you how to do it, because I think you would really SOAR. If I can help in any way, let me know!
Thanks for the comments...You're going to love it here...a wonderful mix of creative artists...and yes I love creating with all kinds of media/mediums and challenges... the only two mediums I've never done really is glass and metal working...
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).