Lightweight Airy Surfaces
An interesting way to create surfaces is to build them with “airy”
or “empty areas”.
By this I mean to use gauze or cheesecloth surfaces and accentuate the lightness of
the surface before applying the precoat. Also you can experiment with a variety of
synthetic surfaces and achieve intriguing effects.
For this video workshop we will look at cheesecloth, melted reemay and synthetic felt.
Although synthetics are often melted after printing, these surfaces can be altered
before printing. The only parameters for the synthetics is that after manipulating they
flow safely through your printers. Take some of the ideas presented and see how far
you can take this type of process.