Thursday, 21 February 2013

Guess how I cheered myself up yesterday?  Got it in one ..... flowers and the most gorgeous cake and coffee!!  I also took myself off to Seawhites - a wholesaler of art supplies, and  bought necessary equipment for my new on line course.  I'm always pleasantly surprised at how much I get for my money there.  Amongst other things I bought a sheet of interestingly  (if there's such a word) pliable plastic in order to do some mono printing.  I've always used glass before, but think it's somewhat dangerous.  I'll let you know what I come up with.  I really want to get something called Gelliplate which is a very thick, jelly like substance.  The effects that can be got with that are stunning....I must keep hunting.  Meanwhile on the house front - I was told last night that we should be able to exchange sometime next week and move the following week....we shall see........


  1. Great news. About the monoprinting, I use the rubbery plastic cutting board from Ikea, you can probably get them in other places too. I have cut them into smaller pieces but they are really good for printing from one side is smooth and the other is textured and holds the ink or paint more. Anyway speak soonxxxx

  2. I have never really tried mono printing but your technique sounds interesting, and so does Jan's solution. Do you use proper printing ink or just acrylics with a retarder?