Painting Paper and Taking Photos
I've been itching to take photographs ever since Tara Borin recommended the blog Transactions with Beauty.
Both boys were visiting their grandparents today, so I seized my chance. I bought myself not one but two flower bouquets and arranged them in a mason jar on the kitchen table. Then I snapped a few hundred photos.
Afterward I painted, layering student-grade acrylics onto cheap drawing paper. Then I photographed the paintings, too.
I discovered that if I brayer a damp page from a magazine onto the Gelli plate, the ink transfers. Then I can remove the page, paint over the plate and pick up the magazine ink with the next print.
That's how I created the yellow sheet with the black type. I like how the text creates a subtle bit of texture. It will be hard cutting these pages up and using them for collage. I love how vibrant they look hanging from the wall of the hallway. Like prayer flags.