Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dianne Martia and Dennis Salaty MCS members

Dianne Martia and Dennis Salaty will be exhibing their work at the Elmhurst Artist Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst, IL 60126. www.elmhuratartisguild.org Oct 26th-Nov 28th Reception Friday Nov 7th 7-9pm

Collage Member Cynthia Lee

Collage member Cynthia Lee will be exhibiting her artwork in the Streeterville Artisan Market Nov 7-8th at Northwestern University Lurie Center, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, Lobby. Stop by and say Hi see the wonderful works Cynthia as be doing lately. Free to everyone Over 50 artists. artisans@soarchicago.org
November 7th Evening event is a benefit for SOAR "Streeterville Organization of Active Residents", Admission of $45.00 with drinks and appetizers and music!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Novemebers Meeting 2008

NOVEMBER Sunday, November 2
Darien Municipal Center 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien
Ann Hupke will present a workshop on stampmaking. You will need to bring an X-acto Knifeand extra blades and a pair of cuticle scissors. Don't miss this one! Meetings of the MCS are held in the Training Room of the Darien Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien. Meetings are generally the first Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and there is a fee of $5.00 per attendee.

Printing Mini Workshop #3 with the MCS group

Water base printing ink but this process can also be used with an oil base ink. Water base is use when working with children. But a steady printer my want to use a oil base which can be cleaned up with baby oil on your plexi surface.
The print is from a photograph Nancy took of everyone and was layed over the ink. The Water base ink will dry out faster and you my have to reink the surface under the image.
Gale is showing us that the plexi glass is inked up and her paper is next with the photo of herself taped to the top. She will line it up and start printing.
Gale is using different tools to etch in the paper just enought to pick up the inks on the print paper in the reverse.
Here Gale is checking her image and thinking about re-ink the surface of the plexi glass.

Printing Mini Workshop #2

Nancy S. took quick digital photo's of all of us and then printed out an image and that image is layed out under the thin sheet of plexi glass.
The Higgins water base ink was used for the next printing process
Photo or image underneather the sheet of plexi and the paper is taped to the edge, creating a hinge effect. You work in small lines and flop our paper and blot it persay and then go back and using a nib and pen holder you dip the into the ink and continue small lines at a time. The water base inks dry fast, that's why you hinge it and work small and fast.
This is Rose's Photo image she is working on.
Joan's Puffer bird she is working on.

And Mary's Granddaughter, Sarah, is working on her's. Her finished piece is the first photo in the line here posted.

Oct 5th Printing Mini Workshop #1

Sandy takeing a peek to see how your impress worked in the Terra cota clay with the oil base inks.
MCS members gathered around the table as Nancy S. gives a demo on the different printing processes available to incorrporate in to collage.
Work station is set up to use three different colors, old phone book for blotting the ink from the brays. Clay tools to carve into the the slab of clay.
Nancy S. has just finished making some impression in to the class and inking up the slab.
Here are some Japanese maple leaves which makes a great impress.
Gale's print, what a great success. After making some impression with plastic Onion bags and the Japanese maple leaves, you then lay a sheet of paper on the clay and rub the surface, by hand or with the rolling pin. After your done with the clay surface use a scraping tool to scrap off the oil ink surface. Freshing up the terra cota slab and your ready to go again.