I confess…I don’t do videos…not yet. Hopefully, that will change soon. What I hope to do here is to reveal to you in photos what my process is for creating the index cards that began with 2018 ICAD.
Normally, the first thing I do is gesso the index cards. Thinking I would start with 3 cards…I gessoed the card and impatiently waited for them to dry.
Well, not exactly…I decided to create some papers that I could use as collage. I started by cutting open a return mail envelope. These envelopes will give an interesting background for the gelli printing I planned to do.
I grabbed my Dina Wakley heavy body paint, stencils, and a brayer.
The paper on the right side of this photo was used to capture paint remaining on the brayer and stencils.
These papers are the result of a fun time of gelli printing. In addition to these papers, I printed on 2 of the gessoed index cards I prepared earlier.
I covered 4 additional cards with the papers I created. Here are the 6 cards that are ready for the next layer.
I took those 6 cards and added Acrylic Ink and sprayed them with water.
Of course there was drippage…resulting in 5 more cards being added to the mix.
….more to come…