Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Artwork

I just took an online class in "Digital Grounds Image Printing" (or some such name) which teaches you to use this product from Golden which makes non-porous surfaces printable. You can print on aluminum foil or any other non-porous surface that will go thru your printer. What I've done here is to make a 'skin' of gel medium, and after it dried, coat it with this material and print on it from my ink-jet printer. For some reason, my printer is printing everything greenish but you get the message. Transfers and transparencies of your own images. I've only printed on this 'skin' but will print more when I have the printer fixed. I have other skins waiting to be tested as well as some fabrics and ribbon. I love transfers but hated the peeling of paper and the inconsistency. Plus, hard to do on an ink-jet printer. This set up is alot of work and I'll let you know if it's worth it!

Yesterday I had the "you're over 50 now and have to have this procedure" done. You know what I'm talking about! Clear liquids for a day. Yucky drink at night. Camera - action!!! All clear????

Anyway, at night I was fairly relaxed having finally eaten a delicious dinner so just sat in the kitchen in front of the TV and doodled. This "Falling Squares" came out as did the face and the black and white doodles. All ATC size and ready for trading.

I also belong to an ATC trading group on Monday ArtDay ATC's. We've been illustrating the alphabet for a few years but are doing it differently than the ABC-ATC group. This group picks a word for the letter and we get interpretations of that word. The S word is STAR so I came up with these three. I send in three ATC's and get three back, it works well and is a great system.
I know alot of bloggers do a grateful Thursday or 13 Thursday - I don't especially do that but this Thursday I am thankful that I had a clear medical test, am thankful that I have the wherewithal to get the test done, thankful for my food and shelter, thankful for my art supplies and all the fun I have with them and am thankful for all of you.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think ATCs are taking over the world. I love thses. The image printing process sounds interesting. So glad you are recovering from your procedure. Happy Thursday.

sukipoet said...

glad your procedure turned out well. Your new process sounds interesting. I have never had any sucess with transfers though i like them very much.

studio lolo said...

I was supposed to have "my procedure" last August but I kept putting it off because I have to pay out of pocket. I know, stupid reason. Now I'm moving so I threw the order away. I know, stupid again. I'm glad yours was fine :)

I love these atc's. The falling squares one is awesome! And I like having a theme for the abc's...good idea. I also like having free reign. I'm fickle that way.

I think I'd be afraid to put anything weird through my printer. I love the idea of transfers though. I really do need to break out of my box!

Lynn said...

Mim all the ATCs are fab. I'd love to trade with you again. How about the marvelous face! I'm putting up some new frenzied fabric ATCs to my ATC blog later tonight so check back in...or go see what's there you like now. (see sidebar)
I'm glad you were smart to get your test and that the results were good. I had mine recently too. It's such a relief to get a good result! I like your stars and that group sounds neat!!
Oh and the transefers are terrific.
I'd like to know more about the Golden product and/or class you used to do this. Always interested in new techniques.

katie jane said...

These are all so nice. What will you do with your newly acquired education?
Glad your medical test came out good.

soulbrush said...

they are wonderful bright and cheery too, glad the test results were good, naughty lolo!

Renee said...

I love the face. Everything looks great.

The procedure doesn't sound too fun.


kj said...

mim, everytime i come here and see what you're up to i wish i had half your talent. what fun. i'm drawn to the first two stars. maybe ms. em might like to dance with either in the background.

btw, thanks for that reachout. it was really nice.

more to come.... xoxo

caseytoussaint said...

And I'm thaknful that you're out there posting - I always have fun when I stop by your blog.

Debra Kay said...

I may refuse my 50 year test-I've already had like three of those things and my colon is gorgeous I tell you-flawless. The one thing that works really really well. I've got pictures!

I'm going to play with ATC's right now!

Renee said...

Mim your childhood fun with cousins must have been made even sweeter how you could all return to your own corners and relax.

Love Renee xoxo

marianne said...

Love the star ATC's!!!