This is the last day of the pre-conference workshops at the Surface Design Association Conference. Time is flying by! We will be setting up my demonstration “Creating Digital Prints on Uncommon Surfaces” later today and tomorrow it will be taped for the conference DVD. I will be showing how to coat and print surfaces such as pima tex cotton, organdy, a hand made skin, aluminum screen and recycled beverage cans. The basic parts of my process will all be there.
Last night I started creating a page in my new book of forests with some of the printed beverage cans, interesting surface. I printed 40 cans to take with me to play with. There is something about that surface that interests me. My plans for an installation completely out of digital printed cans has brought me to playing with the surface to see where I want it to go. So I start here. These are some of the cans that I have with me and a very small start of a composition using them.