of Heather Basket
So, this week I thought I'd share something which has gotten me excited even though I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet.
These are four examples of what happens when I print images of my oil paintings on the wrong side of the photo paper. It happened when I was teaching myself how to photograph and print reference copies of my paintings.
The ink sits on the surface in puddles because it doesn't have an emulsion to sink into, and so it creates an almost batik-like design.
And the exciting part is I don't know how it is going to turn out.
afterIt takes DAYS for the ink to dry, and they must be kept flat.
The prints drying on top of my printer under a warm lamp (top view)
I scanned them into my computer today to load them up into this post, and learned that they look better as prints than as scans. Something gets lost in translation, but I still think they have potential.