|This is the beautiful skyline and dirt road entering into Paula's studio|
|Paula's double hot box set up to work on|
I have done mono printing before, with oil paint. This process is quite different, because of the properties of heat, wax and the absorbency of the paper there are a range of effects you can achieve. Along with the hotboxes, there are a few other essential tools, first to regulate the temperature:
|two surface thermostats for the hot box|
Once you are ready to to burnish on the hotbox, you'll use these:
|My first application of wax, pulling off paint with tools|
Here's the first paper I pulled, where I'm learning about how much paint to use on the aluminum, it varies with paint, paper and what you are trying to achieve.
|This is the print I pulled from above|
Later in the day I decided to try a large sheet, and to try to register a few passes on the plate. Unfortunately, my heavy hand with the paint gave me more blobs that I intended...
|practicing registration on the hotbox|
|after a few passes with registration on the hotbox|
Good lessons learned and now I can try this on my own. I think I will most likely use pieces of my work within my paintings.
Check back tomorrow I'll post some pix of the prints!
For those of you interested in seeing a demo of this process, R&F Paints has this video: