Sunday, December 29, 2013

More Crows

Sorting t hrough some older monoprinted crows to see which one is calling me enough to stitch it up this week!

This Crow was mono printed onto silk dupioni (from India) that was originally dyed with indigo, as you can see in a high ozone enviroment the indigo faded and horribly so!

This one may be the one that gets stitched first.  I have a solo show coming up in April of which I need 20-24 pieces in the 8x10 size range in order to fill the space.  I'm thinking of a continuation of my Canyonland series (includes the hoodoos), and/or Prairie Remnant Series, and/or some new crow pieces.

I've stitched several black crows over the years, now I want to stitch a white crow.


Sandy B said...

Love your crows - stitch away.

Sharon Eley said...

Did you draw a crow into the paint? Or did you have a stamp before you laid the fabric onto the surface?

k baxter packwood said...

Sharon ~ I drew my crow, from a photograph I had taken of crows sitting on my roof and in my crab apple tree, onto a foam tray (the kind that holds meat at the grocery store).

I then applied paint to the foam plate using a brayer and then laid my fabric atop the foam plate w/paint and used my brayer to transfer the image.

Sharon Eley said...

Your success astounded me. It looked more complicated. Thanks for your reply. It didn't come to my email so I had to look up your blog again. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Eley said...

Thanks for sharing. It look more complicated than that. I have used Altoid tins with gelatin for my mono prints . Haven't tried anything larger yet. Thanks again!

k baxter packwood said...

Hi Sharon,

Not complicated at all, which is why I love the method of using a foam tray for printing.

I love using gelatine plates as well but if you've ever done gelli plate printing then you know you only get a couple of pulls before the paint has dried up or the image is no longer discernable in the paint.

The foam tray does break down after awhile (maybe 20 pulls compared to 3 or 4 you get with a gelatine plate), hence the reason there is a difference in some of the crows.

I had a lot of fun with this process. Do send me a link if you try the process yourself!

k baxter packwood said...

Altoid tins? That sounds interesting!!! Do you pop the gelatine out once it's set up or do you leave it in the tin?