I am glad to have the chance to publish some of my experiences on The Fireblog. I follow this blog for a long time and I appreciate your works, they inspire me.
Thanks Beth for this opportunity!
My name is Carmina Plosceanu and I live in Bucharest, Romania. Ten years ago I discovered textile art on the internet, but I started working only in 2008, after I joined the Yahoo group called "Peticelul Romanesc" (Romanian Patch) which gathered together some Romanian ladies from Europe, who loved textile art. The Group has completed the work in 2011 and then I enrolled in Milliande Art Commnunity, where I participated in many artistic exchanges and I had much to learn.
I am self-taught, I learned to work by studying of different techniques on the internet. After I experienced various textile art techniques, I started doing something else, textile collages, paper collage, textile dyeing, painting, plastic fusing, surface design, paper or textile beads, tyvek, monoprinting, etc.
Today I want to present some monoprintings. First I tried to do monoprinting with acrylic on a ceramic plate. The things have not really successful, perhaps because I have not chosen the best color consistency.
For this, I supplemented by adding a few lines of drawing and the result is this ...
Then I made myself a gelliplate, a little one...
In this case, things went easier....
Then I tried to monoprint by using a plastic sheet...hum, could be better, acrylic dries too quickly!!
Finally, I had to add some corrections, color effects, on the monoprinted sheet.
From all this, I was able to draw a conclusion: it is true that, working with gelliplate, things are going better.