Recently I learned how to create a cyanotype print. I'm finishing up the content for my pattern design book that comes out in Spring 2015, and this was one of the last steps.
What a cool process! I had no idea.
Basically you print out a design or a photo negative on a sheet of transparency film, coat some paper with a special cyanotype solution, place the transparency on top, put it in the sun to expose, and then wash it in water. Voila! You get these gorgeous indigo-colored prints.
Supposedly you can do the same thing with fabric, but I haven't tried that yet.
What a cool and unique way to warp a gift, no?
Here are a couple of things in progress:
I love the beginning stage of painting a canvas, when my only goal is to cover it with color. That's what you see above. I might have a hankering to create some abstract work… we'll see.
And it's been a while since I've created any new Ganesh paintings
, so here's one I started the other night:
He will make his way into the shop
when finished, along with some others!