Monday, February 15, 2010

Ink Aid Rocks

InkAID Just featured my work and Timothy C. Burns
I love his quote "I found myself back into art; I still find myself in art."
InkAID is a Digital Ground. 
You prepare your substrate/surface pretty much anyway you like. ( Let me count the ways!) Make sure it is flat enough to fit in your printer. Paint with inkAID and print! Two of the fiber pieces featured are Pause and Edge of NIght. They were both made using light weight molding paste. I painted light molding paste very thinly on a substrate of rayon polyester stabilizer, followed by inkAID with touches of metallic, accenting the brush stoke ridges. I used 2 coats of ink aid in each direction. InkAID comes in clear, and metallic colors. It's fun to experiment with these to create unusual effects. Try painting them on darker material and over print a photograph!

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Each piece was finished differently. Edge of NIght was mounted onto artist board. I thought it would be interesting to break the image into four sections on four boards. The piece sold before I retook another photo to show the depth of color.
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I manipulated each photograph and printed with an Epson 2400 using Ultrachrome inks.

Pause can be seen on my website. It was divided it into 9 sections of 11" x14" in Photoshop. I mounted those on another substrate to compose the final piece. UV Resistant coating was painted on top.
It certainly opens your options to experiment with this product!


Anonymous said...

very useful article. I would love to follow you on twitter.

Connie Rose said...

They're just awesome, Wen!

Anonymous said...

Wen, your new work is breathtaking.

Steph said...

Ooh I'm excited !! I love love this!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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