Inspiration from a book shared with me by Natasha Papousek. And a video from Barb Mowry that landed in my box today. Wanting to try mono printing, but not having any of the “proper” supplies. I picked up my dollar store glass trivet and my Fiskers brayer, which I am sure is meant for something else. Cheap Master’s Touch 6 x 6 paper. Four puddles in a square ceramic dish. Ready.
I did five prints very quickly. Scanned to edit. While adjusting to get the colors true to life, these songs popped into my head. Thought to add sheet music. Hey now!
Thank you for the sheet music, Christiane! And thank you all for the inspiration!
Months ago, saw an artist who watercolors on wet paper, taped to a glass trivet. I have seen this technique before, but the video reminded me. Searched and searched. For one 12 x 12. Amazon has a set of three. Didn’t want three, and not at that price. Searched some more.
Watched a crafters video, making decorative trivets on the cheap. Fabric and modge podge. And, Ta-Da, a Dollar Store glass trivet. Round and square. slightly smaller than 8 x 8. Woo Whoo!
I went to the largest Dollar Tree around, and noticed that they have expanded their craft offerings. Great! I found small rubber jars, meant to hold salad dressing, that I think might work with alcohol painting supplies. A short bulb I needed that was more expensive at Walmart. And a small cutting mat. WOW! For a buck?
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese proverb
One of the nine that I mentioned as failures. When I removed the tape, the clean white edges made me go, Hmm. Maybe it is not so bad. I would have preferred smooth blends but hey, this certainly does mimic striations seen in the desert landscape.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. Isaac Newton