The theme of this week's drawing challenge (hosted by my lovely friend Carole once again) is "crows" and because they, of all birds, make the loveliest silhouettes I thought it might be the perfect time to try out a new printing technique. Gel prints a la Linda Germain http://printmakingwithoutapress.blogspot.ca/. I watched her video carefully and then proceeded to do everything wrong, having lots of fun at the same time. If you want to try it yourself I can give you one important tip. She is not kidding when she says it is a bit of a trick to get the right amount of ink on the stencil but I also discovered that cutting the stencil from a non porous paper like terraskin or yupo works better than regular paper or plastic. Here are a few variations from the same stencil.
See Carole's blog at http://carolereidartist.blogspot.ca/2012/08/drawing-challenge-crow.html for a list of participants in this week's challenge.
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