The Risk (cobainscrotch) wrote in abstracteyes,
The Risk
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printmaking

I'm about to jump head first into a project that I am pretty sure I dreamed up.
I hope at least some of you are familiar with printmaking. Most of the time, you carve it out, and then roll on the ink, and then print. But sometimes you can build up.
That is what I am attempting to do, and for some idiotic reason, I choose some abstract materials to do this with.
I am going to build it up using foam board, or rather, some foaming thin paperish shit, used as the base, and on that, I am going to glue a mixture of twine, and plastic wiring crap. I'm using two layers of foam board, one for the very base and the second to cut out my "object" so I have a design set out to clue the twine and wire to. I am not far enough to come across problems, but I can already see that there is going to be a few with the twine, but really, all I want is to ask if anyone has some helpful, experience based or not, hints at how I should go about this crazy idea of mine. I figuare the wire will be okay, and it will all make a spiralling, detailed texture to the print, But I dont know if it is completely ridiculous and wont work, or if its a good idea. Tell me what you think the pros and cons will be, tell me if you think I should use ink or paint, tell me anything as long as its helpful (is elmers glue okay, I do have to wash the printing board off if I make a mistake). Anything will help, as this is its experimental stage still. Thanks.
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