Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NEW PROCESS PROGRESS!

DIGITAL PRINT COLLAGED ONTO GESSO TEXTURED SURFACE

DIGITAL PRINT COLLAGE WITH WATERCOLOR 

Here is the result of my latest experiment based on the directions from Cloth, Paper, Scissors.  In order to print on tissue paper, you have to attach it to a sheet of paper that will go through the printer.  In my case, I had to use an 8.5 x 11 size and decided on cover stock because it was heavier.  You spray the printer paper with repositional glue then blot some of it off onto a piece of cardboard by laying it face down and lifting it back up.  Next I took a piece of tissue paper larger than 8.5 x 11 and smoothed it down perfectly onto the cover stock and trimmed away the excess.  I put this through the printer and it worked like a charm.  Since InkJet printer ink is not waterproof, I then sprayed the image with acrylic spray, and let that dry.  Be sure you are in a well ventilated area as the fumes are toxic.  I then separated the tissue from the cover stock which turned out to be more difficult than I thought but the paper didn't tear.  Next I collaged the printed tissue onto an old watercolor I had covered with gesso and stamped into so it had lots of texture.  I found that the slightly sticky back and acrylic sprayed front made the tissue much less pores. The diluted matt medium needed a little coaxing to adhere the tissue to the watercolor paper.  The tissue went down wrinkle free and withstood vigorous brushing with the matt medium.  For a larger work, I would have to print the image in pieces.  That is the only negative I can think of at this time.  I am very excited to be able to use my electronic drawings in a way that is meaningful to me!  I think I will try drawing the next one with different colors, etc.  Lots to play around with.

12 comments:

Silvia Reis said...

Beautiful

CrimsonLeaves said...

An interesting process indeed, Myrna. Sounds like lots of work but I confess that I love tissue paper in collage as well. It will be awesome to watch you develop this technique. Love what you've done so far.

Liz Hill said...

Myrna, I love the sensitive drawings you do without the mechanical look of the ipad. Don't lose what is so wonderful about your work, you can't match it without your direct hand.

Meera Rao said...

Totally cool :) You truly get me all excited !

jane ferguson said...

Thanks for sharing Myrna,missed you.As always I am sure 2013 will be a very productive year for you.

Bob and Kay's Adventures said...

Hi Myrna and happy New Year. I have printer onto tissue and/or rice paper by adhering it to a piece of copier paper using double sided tape at the top. After printing, it is easy to tear or cut along the edge or the tape.

Bob and Kay's Adventures said...

It cut me off before I had a chance to tell you how much I like the results you achieved with this technique.

Joyfulartist said...

Glue dots might work better than double sided tape.
I've never tried it but I wonder if you could iron your tissue to some freezer paper cut to 8.5X11 and put it through the printer.
I love the results you got with your process.

Coral said...

Thanks for sharing this exciting technique Myrna.
I'm enjoying your book "The opposite of Irony is Wrinkly"..a present to myself! Coral

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you all for your comments. Liz, the iPad won't replace my regular drawing but I want to master this new technology and find a way to use it in my regular work. I appreciate the alternative ideas for printing on tissue. I think there is room for tweaking this technique.

Mary Paquet said...

Myrna, wonderful piece and I love that you found a way to use your digital prints and shared the process with us.

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

I just learned to print on tissue paper but a word of warning. Make sure you get a good seal. My tissue separated in the printer! Ugly mess to fix. But I am very excited about incorporating printed tissue into my work. Always like to hear how you are experimenting.

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