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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Playing With Yupo and Ink



These are the two pieces I created while 'playing' at Joannies last week, a warm up exercise before moving onto more developed pieces enabling the child within to escape and keep things loose.

The top piece was created by sloshing inks onto yupo before applying another sheet of yupo over the top and pressing down to produce a print. The suction between the two sheets left very detailed patterns as I peeled the top sheet back, I then went in with more ink once dry to develop some of the shapes.



The poor girl with the deformed bottom in the second piece was created in the same way but with more development in the later stage.

I found this process very freeing, it was fun developing something from a few shapes with no plan of the final outcome.

9 comments:

NoahDavidSimon said...

when you say Yupo, do you mean synthetic paper?

Anita Davies said...

Yes, it's like a plastic sheet Noah.

Serena said...

Very effective....it sounds like a fun process, Anita.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

An interesting process. The first looks like an ice palace. The second looks very Monet like. To me of course. :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Great to see you blogging our playtime together. The pair of young ladies (Red Riding Hood on her way to nannies I think and the second one very Spanish looking.) Wasn't it fun? Miss you.

Joan said...

Love the colors and looseness of both...but yupo brings that out in us. I can almost hear the two pieces of yupo pulling apart as you described what you did. Fun way to work!!

Jill said...

luscious looseness, and yupo - well there is always something new to learn about.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Thanks for sharing these very colorful, play time pieces... makes me want to throw some paint on paper.

Margaret Ann said...

Awesome textures in that monoprint...so organic and detailed...and the second one has such beautiful light...reflecting in the water...Great choice of colors...lots of the rich blue green combos you love so much! :)