"I have never heard of an artist statement before but I am definiely no fan of any form of elitism that makes others feel like they don't belong, which is a pretty basic human need. Maslow may not have had it ALL figured out but he nailed the…"
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
Style: Lacking the skill to recreate images through drawing, or painting I emphasize color and texture, two of the things I love best about art anyway. I don't like strict rules, or recipes so mixed media is perfect for my liberty loving creativity.
Just wanted to pop in and say hi and thank you for your wonderful comments on my work.Ive been a little bit absent from the site of late..and its so lovely to hear feedback. You are way too kind, though. And..can i say...love YOUR work!! Debxxoo
Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments on my artworks. Im so glad you like them. I am truly motivated by the support that i recieve here on Loving Mixed Media. The egg shell textured blocks that you were asking about were simple painted using the dabbing, or tapping technique of painting. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have and i will do my best to help. Take care and thanks again so much for the support.
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).