Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Photo stenciling...

Been dying to try this photo stenciling or 'gum printing' for weeks now and finally gathered all the materials and equipment to do it. Due to some of the chemicals which are light sensitive I needed to work in a dark area, was planning on sitting in the cleaners cupboard in uni and turning all the lights off but luckily a helpful photography teacher let me use the dark rooms...yey!
Finally had a go at this technique but just on paper for now and it's looking great.
Hoping to have tested it on ceramics by the end of the week.

My plan is (if my around the world letter gets back to me) I am going to create negatives out of the map, letter and objects people have sent me and develop them onto the clay. Not sure what my final piece will be just yet but I will be showing the mapped journey in order to show connections which was my original theme. 

So fingers crossed I get the letter back...

Photos of my samples will follow when they've had more time to develop in the dark room!

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