Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Youtube videos on coating and printing

          Yesterday I finished posting some videos on Youtube. There are 3 videos about the beginning printing process for fabrics and specialty papers.

The videos entitled, "Expanding the DigitalPrint to Uncommon Surfaces" part 1 -2 and 3 document how I coat my papers and fabrics, attach them to cover sheets and then print.  

Posting the videos came as part of an internet workshop I am teaching.  In the next week I will be posting videos on printing on aluminum flashing and making skin type fabrics along with a few others.  The next videos will not be public, but only for the people taking the internet workshop.  We will also be working on assemblage.  I will be teaching this internet workshop again before the end of the year.

The designs above came from my visit to the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook Arizona.  These are some of the tessellation prints I put together as well as some of the fabric
printed for the videos.

If you would like to check out the videos on Youtube here are the links

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Amate Bark Book

Using my Amate Bark Paper prints on the covers, this book was created using digital prints on a variety of surfaces, combined with other elements.

Organdy printed, pieced, collaged
-lutradur printed heat distressed embellished with metallic thread
-watercolor paper printed
-crocheted hemp
-lace paper printed
-kozo paper printed
-watercolor paper cut andwrapped with crochets
-bark paper printed, cut and adhered to printed watercolor paper