Thursday, March 12, 2009
Digital Prints on Beverage Cans
Last week I posted a video about digital printing beverage cans on youtube. Here are some of the cans I printed.
The process is fairly simple and gives me an interesting metal surface to combine with my mixed media artwork.
The artwork on the top in this post uses a skin surface made from gel medium and dyed cheesecloth as the base. The skin was sewn to a piece of organdy that has been digitally printed. The layers on the surface of the piece are composed of digital prints on metalic crinkle paper, lace paper and a skin with dyed cheesecloth. There are also pieces of printed beverage cans throughout. The layers were connected with waxed linen that anchors the layers to the skin and organdy base. This will be one of the pages in a open book composition.