Sunday, March 29, 2009

Watercolor Monoprints

I got together with my friend Marilyn B. and we worked on watercolor monoprints. The process is fairly simple and the colors come out vibrant and beautiful. The best part about this type of printmaking is that it is non-toxic!!! Way back in my early college years, printmakers use to be up to their elbows in kerosene and paint thinner with no gloves on! Very bad!!!!!! Well, as time has progressed, so have the rest of us and we are protecting ourselves much better or at least I am. We now use vegetable oil to wipe plates down and less harmful degreasers.
Anyway, I loved the process and plan on experimenting more with these type of monoprints.
If you get the chance, please visit Marilyn's blog and take a peak at her incredible art work. She does amazing watercolors and monoprints.


Cody Goodin said...

Really cool pieces. Oh, and I have an award for on on my blog. www,

Carla Trujillo said...

Thanks Cody!!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

These are great! Love the colors and the depth to it.
I REALLY love the assemblage in the previous post. FANTASTIC!

Carla Trujillo said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments Cathy!

rivergardenstudio said...

I just found your blog when I was researching assemblage/art dolls, I love your work! What kind of clay do you use for the faces? Do you ever do classes? You have inspired me. roxanne

Carla Trujillo said...

Thanks for stopping by rivergardenstudio!
I use polymer clay for my faces and I taught my first assemblage doll class Fall '09 for an altered art group I belong to locally.