Wednesday, March 10, 2010

shadow house--- in progress

 Another house is being built in the neighborhood. A gelatin monoprint, this time with 2 layers of organza and some commercial fabric, totally ala Melanie Testa and her book Inspired to Quilt.  By the way, she's got a great little video on her blog with monoprint ideas. Shadow house has just has a little machine stitching so far, with lots of hand stitching yet to add.

We bought our tickets to Italy for my Bella Italia: Orvieto Sketchbook week! woohoo! I need to add some Italian Villas to my neighborhood!

8 comments:

  1. Simply delightful Jane!! Can't wait to see it once you add the stitch!!!
    Wish I could climb in your suitcase- not till kids get through college!!!
    I know that you will ahve a blast and I hope that you will share it all here!!!!

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  2. This is nice. I have the book--done a little experimenting--no gelatin prints yet. I must. I like the little touch of commercial fabrics. I'm looking forward to the hand stitching. I also enjoy mixing both hand and machine on my pieces.

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the fluid texture of the sky next to the more solid feeling of the flowers. They remind me of Venetian glass. Bella!

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  4. Great name...they look shadowy and ephemeral. I love the contrast of the bright flowers. Can't wait to see what's next with this piece.

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  5. Yes, you definitely need to make some villas! I was thinking about your Italian excursion today, and how I'd like to do that. It'll come. First I'm aiming for 2 weeks in Paris!

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  6. So what do you like about printing on the gelatin? And what are you printing with? I love how commited you are to making things every day.

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  7. thanks all. Melly, I haven't done a lot of monoprinting, but the diff between gelatin and plexi would be 1) the outside boundary of the gelatin block, which I like and 2) I guess the additional flexibilty of the printing surface. Both gelatin and plexi are great, just different. As for paints, I used liquid acrylics and some bio color.

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  8. Hi Jane, What do you mean by "bio color"?

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