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Another lesson as an artist!!

December 16, 2013

Last week as I stumbled along the artist’s road; I came across a book about Kurt Schwitters who is noted for his Merz otherwise known assemblage or collage.  I have only recently learned about this art form at recent art fairs and I have seen some wonderful works in Art Galleries.  Attempts I have made at school or with my children in the past bear no resemblance to those I have seen since and certainly unlike anything I had seen in Kurt Schwitters’ Color and collage. Nonetheless, I thought I would give it a go at the weekend.

I would value thoughts and ideas for progression 

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  1. December 16, 2013 9:25 am

    Glue is your friend do not fear it. Develop a light hand with it. I paste up paper and then I press a clean sheet of waste paper on it to remove excess paste then I put it in play. I use ‘fences’ to ensure that the paper does not ‘cockle’ I give it a quick nip in a press and I let it dry. The ‘fences’ are sheets of baker’s parchment. This is bookbinding heresy but I buy pva from B&Q I also use their ready made up wallpaper paste it comes in a tub. I also am quite in love with the pva / paste mix sold by Shepard’s bookbinding. I really do love 3M Craft Mount but it’s crack cocaine. I think you should get some of that amazing Japanese rice paste and use it with inks its incredible. Create a library of papers, only good ones though.

    • December 16, 2013 9:52 am

      Thank you so much for such sound advice!! A nice shopping list … and added fun! a bargain xx

    • December 16, 2013 10:59 am

      A question please? I would like to use news print … i.e. scripts, such as Hindi and Tibetan etc is this best photocopied on to ‘good’ paper? Also glossy magazines?

  2. December 16, 2013 1:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Living, Libraries and [Dead] Languages and commented:

    Already got some good advice … and bought some better pastes!

  3. December 16, 2013 1:09 pm

    I am so old school that I would use only original papers, I might use some strong Japanese Repair papers for backing them up. If the paper is a bit of a nightmare I would use spray mount. I would only use photocopies/scans if I was going for image transfer and there is some nice products around for that.

  4. February 25, 2014 4:57 pm

    I love linocut printing, but find it hard to work out what to cut away to get the right effect. I think yours have worked well. I prefer printing on good quality watercolour or cartridge paper. I’ve tried a variety of Japanese papers, which are expensive in the UK, however they don’t seem to take the oil colour properly. Interesting post.

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