The tasks in this chapter include the make of patterned papers by translating the animal specimen into abstract designs. Four techniques were used including marks with acryl colour, pattern with a bleach pen, monoprinting on plastic sheets with acryl colour, some prints with a linocut stamp and rubbing. Some of these patterns were shown in the last module . Therefore I shall concentrate my remarks on the technique. Marks with watering down acryl colour Black acryl colour was used to create the black marks on white paper . I painted white paper with black acryl colour as background for the white colours.
My used tools:
the back of my finger
The edge of a creditcard
a cork of a wine bottle
This collage inter alia shows pattern designed with Photoshop with some of my drawings as starting point, a monoprint with a linocut stamp pressing the back of the painted plastic sheet and a stencelling.For that I layed a tired paper shape over my drawing paper and applied oil paint stick at its tired edge and dragging the colour with a tooth brush into the drawing paper
I got a bleach pen from a friend, which she had brought from the United
States. Something like that are not to buy in Germany and the bleach, which I
had bought didn‘t work at all and I became sick by the strong smell of chlorine
even though I had worked outdoors.
The bleach pen leaving only a pattern on black construction paper . Acrylic
paints didn‘t had been bleached . The EMO textile colour could be
picture 2 and 3
In this collage I show my monoprints with white acrylic paint on black colored paper. I used to model also frayed a bank card, a sponge as a stamp and my fingers for the
costs: minimal the same as the last chapter
Working time: about 18 hours