Friday, November 27, 2009

Design Intriguing Surfaces Ebook

Intended to inspire and spark artist’s creativity, “Designing Intriguing Surfaces” is the first ebook in a series that will combine digital printing with alternative surfaces.  Silk, canvas, lutradur, organdy, pimatex cotton, tyvek and several types of paper are included in this ebook, to highlight surfaces that can be printed on any straight path inkjet printer.  This enables the artist to work with regular non art type printers. Of course the surfaces are also wonderful when printed on archival art printers also. The techniques can be used by anyone that wants to experiment and create this type of work.

“Design Intriguing Surfaces” includes precoating surface instructions, helpful hints and a complete supplier list.  Each page is filled with visual eye candy that encompasses prints on the various surfaces discussed and also details of completed art work.

Since my work is influenced by forests, textures are evident in the process of my digital prints. I believe there are unlimited possibilities to use digital prints in all sorts of manners in art.  This book will open a series on that path.  The second book, already in the works “Assemble Intriguing Surfaces” will take the reader into the ways I construct some of these prints into art books and other art work.  From there I will be doing one on: texture, printing with a mini printer, skins with added elements, recycled beverage cans and metal mesh.  These subjects will in turn create other ideas to take this series of books further. 

You can purchase your copy of “Designing Intriguing Surfaces”  by download or on a cd.
Members of KathyAnneArt  receive 20% off the price of 9.99 for the download and $25.00 for the CD version.  Members be sure to sign in to get your discount, once the item is in the cart your discount will appear.


For more information contact me at KathyAnneArt

Monday, November 9, 2009

Digital Prints on Recycled Beverage Cans

  The first of these pieces is one I have been working on and it seems slowly indeed to get it to this point.  At this point there are over 200 cans in it and the size is 120" in height and 24" in width.  This is the first panel and I am working on at least 3 more. I thank all my friends for their can donations:)  The start of this piece is posted on July 10th this year.  The prints for this piece are and will continue to be patterns from Yosemite National Park's Mariposa Grove and the Waipoua Forest in Northern New Zealand.


Detail of piece

Now we have another piece I am working on.  This piece is also beverage cans that have been printed.
I am not sure this piece will continue on the way it is or change.  Not sure it is working for me and I have made several changes since I started it.  This would be another large piece.  My goal with these 2 pieces is to do an installation where the viewer could walk around these pieces that have prints based on the surfaces in a forest.  My vision is to build a walking forest from recycled printed cans.


The prints for this piece is a photograph from the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Journals with Digital Elements Workshop

Have you ever considered using digital elements in your journals or art books?  In this workshop you will design and construct your own original journal from cover to cover.  Exploring the numerable possibilities for using digital prints, patterns and textures in journals, art journals or art books.  Experiment with images and create surfaces that can be printed on ink jet printers.

You will:
Dye, paint and/or overprint the base pages
Work with inkAID digital grounds to coat surfaces for printing
Create transparent or textural skins
Print on fabric using carrier sheets
Design your pages in the journal
Create a cover
Put it all together

Questions are welcome at anytime.  This is an online workshop and can be accessed at any time.

The accompanying video has the following segments:
A chat about the workshop
Making a cheesecloth skin
Create painted pages
Overprint painted pages
Melt tyvek and lutradur
Take a look at how journals are created
A complete look at an art journal from start to finish

This workshop is $50.00 and can be purchased with the buy now button below.
For members log in to the KathyAnne Art site, purchase the workshop on the site and save 20%.