Well it’s Monday and after such a wonderful weekend, I’m ready for a fabulous week of working in my studio.
Some professional photographers were here to take my “Not Just Digital Printing” workshop. They created surfaces to print on 2 different metals, metal mesh, layered paper, 3 types of skins, dyed silk, collaged watercolor overprints and did test strips of inkAID precoats on organdy on pimatex.
During the workshop we took a look at how to use regular plastic bags (recycling these) melt them together to prepare to print and then printed the surface using iridescent red precoat from inkAID. Now this surface is still experimental and the texture is awesome while it creates a beautiful print. I have other ideas on how to push this recycled surface further, so that will happen in the months to come.
I am not posting images from the photographers, but every time the prints are finished by the end of a workshop it is exciting to see what everyone has created. They had some brilliant images. Here are some links you can visit to see their work. Southwestern Photos and Dudley Bacon.
Now that major cleaning was done to my studio to have a workshop in uncluttered space (which ended up being extremely cluttered throughout the weekend) I took some pictures of my studio wall which is coming along nicely. I added a chalkboard painted into the joining wall on the right. That will be one of the next walls I move to along with one in the short hall to my computer and printer part of my studio.