Mystery Technique #26

Mystery#26, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #25: This is an example of Suminagashi, an Asian paper marbling technique. I began with a tray filled with water; I made each line of color by touching just the tip of a brush loaded with ink to the water’s surface and used a fan to manipulate the series of rings. I then carefully placed a sheet of dry paper on the surface of the water to transfer the ink. Find all the traditional supplies here: http://www.colophonbookarts.com/oriental.html

Dick Blick also sells the inks and has a Suminagashi lesson plan: http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/s imple-suminagashi-monoprints/  

Almost Time for Visual Storytelling!

Detail, airport installation, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

It’s almost time for Visual Storytelling, my new 4-week class at Watkins on Monday nights in July! Get more information or register here: http://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=4264

Curious about the image? It’s a sneak peak of one of the wall pieces for my airport installation.

Mystery Technique #25

Mystery#25

 

Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #24: This is an example of decalcomania, a favorite technique of Surrealists Oscar Dominguez and Max Ernst. I applied a thick mixture of acrylic paint and gel medium to paper and then firmly pressed another piece of paper against it. Next I pulled the 2 pieces of paper apart at an angle, which created the branching patterns. Find out more about the process here: http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/panorama/art/decalcomania/decalcomania.html