Saturday, September 21, 2013
Amy brought a sample of her printed words on fabric. She used a "Gelli Plate" to do mono-printing on muslin with acrylic paints. GelliArts.com The Gelli Arts website, had a video on printing onto fabric, with foam words stamps, they are a reverse process, so CAN NOT be used for straight printing, but they can be used for rubbings, like a collagograph. We used two foam sheets and white glue to layer a base material (I did not realize the foam I brought was so thin, you might want to add an extra layer) Foam apparently comes in different thicknesses, the 2mm works best. Most of the foam alphabets are self adhesive, so we stuck them on the foam, then cut out the individual words. If you can find Non adhesive words, they can be glued on upside down and reversed and then they CAN be used for stamping. We all had fun playing with the letters, and thinking of fun words. Some one broke RULE #1, the judicious use of vowels. You need to make as many words with as few vowels as possible, other wise you run out of vowels quickly. Combining words and making phrases, is a good way to be inspired to create an art piece.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Old Business Vera is unable to go to the "Quilt County" events in Corvalis, but Peggy wants to go, for info call her, to ride share, and confirm date and time. The SAQA show is at the student Memorial Union building, on campus, and also an exhibit at the LaSalle Center.The "River Runs Through It" was a big hit at the winery, Nancy is checking with the Umpqua Valley Arts Center to display it there. Please check on any other venues that we can pursue. New Business A new theme for our next challenge was voted on, "Weather Report" was chosen with close voting, other suggestions will be saved for future use. The only requirement is a maximum of 20" on a side, it can be smaller, any technique. Hanging sleeves/or other appropriate method for display, and labels MUST be on the piece, or it will not be excepted. This is an informal challenge, quick and easy, you DO NOT HAVE TO participate, it is just to have fun. Dead line is February, after the holidays.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Vera did an interesting demo on deconstructed screen printing. She took a class in Portland, but the instruction was, here it is, do it. Vera is very technical about her dyeing, she makes samples and keeps records, to help her really understand the process.