Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Don't discard the doodle!

Yes, gals, I know that its tough out there and we have all at one stage or another vowed to pack it in, give up on the men and some have even gone as far to consider batting for the other team.....but I'm here to tell you don't discard the doodle so quickly!  ...get your minds out of the gutter, I am not here to talk about men's anatomy!

I'm talking about doodles, you know the ones we do unconsciously when we are gas bagging on the phone, in a boring meeting or if your like me whenever you have a pen in your hand. Often there is gold in these unconscious creative scribbles.

Today we are making photopolymer plates using our own drawings to ultimately make texture plates to use on the silver clay. Being put on the spot my brain hurts as I search through my internal archives for an image to with writing blocks, I find the best way to deal with creative blocks is to just put felt tip to paper and go for I did, and out came the doodles. The same little shapes that always come from me, my munted paisleys came out.

...check out the sequence from doodle to awesome patterned silver. Woohoo!

Some quality doodle!!

The doodles are reduced and printed onto a clear film like accetate 
and placed onto of the special light sensitive plate.

After making a test plate to get the timing right, the plate and 
design on the clear sheeting are placed in a little light machine
(the same machine used to set acrylic nails infact) exposed to 
the light, then the plate is washed with warm water and a soft 
bristle brush to wash out to parts of the plate that did not get 
exposed to the light. You will then see your design in 3D on 
the plate. Woohoo!

The final result, I've used the finished photopolmer plate 
and pushed into this piece to create the pattern.

Woohoo I am loving the potential of this process!

1 comment:

  1. I love your doodle Rachel. I have a bag full of them - we must share our doodles sometime soon hey!!LOL