Unfortunately I'm passing on the recent challenge. I have a series of works that I feel compelled to work on. If you are having difficulty with the challenge, this most likely means you are near a breakhrough. You certainly have more than enough talent to come out on the otherside with this challenge in great fashion. :)
Hi Mary, thanks for the info on the Fayum death portraits, I had never heard of them before. Very, very interesting. I like things to do with the different death rituals of other cultures or of past times in history.
OMG! you said the majic word, I love old maps. My father used to get the National Geographic magazine when I was growing up and my favorite parts were the old style maps that used to come as an insert every once and a while. Plus he and my grandfather were deep sea divers, so it reminds me of the old explorer maps.Cool!
Thanks for the welcome Mary. I hope to soon upload some pictures of my work soon. I'm very enthusiastic about this site and hope to enter into many discussions on life and art. I love the expression you capture in your paintings. Enjoy the day!
Thank you for the welcome. The adulthood is a ply wood sheet that is rolled with ink, and pressed onto paper (each colour done seperate) and the Motherhood is silk fabric, with emolsion to stop ink from passing through certain areas, then press ink through the open areas of the silk, each colour seperate again. so its a long process but rewarding, in that it is always a surprise to me when it works out, but once you have the image working it goes on from there quite easily. I havent listed yet any of my paintings but i will soon.
:-D I love that all the artists on this site as well as on YouTube are so supportive, which forms friendships and encourages all of us to continue making art. In addition to the social aspect of Gary's excellent blog site, though, isn't the main purpose for being here to get advice we can't get anywhere else? Many are already willing to share advice but I would encourage everyone to make specific comments and suggestions. For me, at least, their comments are of intense interest and have the potential to be hugely helpful.
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).