Presentation on theme: "Portfolio Cover Photocopy Transfer and Mixed Media Theme: The “3 rd Place”"— Presentation transcript:
Portfolio Cover Photocopy Transfer and Mixed Media Theme: The “3 rd Place”
Karissa Ferrell. Mental Place, (2011). Gel medium and packing tape transfer.
Karissa Ferrell. Domesticity (2011). Gel medium and packing tape transfer on paper
What is “The 3 rd place”? The term was coined by Ray Oldenburg in his book, “The Great Good Place,” 1999. 1 st Place = The Home 2 nd Place = Work or School 3 rd Place = In the Community Hallmarks of a true "third place": Informal Public Gathering Place (accessible to everyone), Voluntary, Community/Urban, Free or Inexpensive, Interactive, Happily Anticipated, Democratic (lack or focal point or hierarchy), and Frequented. Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_place http://www.pps.org/articles/roldenburg/ http://libertypostgallery.blogspot.com/2009/09/third-place.html
Examples of “3 rd Place” form Ancient Times http://tinyurl.com/3bzn3sthttp://tinyurl.com/3tgvxoc
How to make a gel medium transfer? Choose an image that has good contrast (strongly defined shapes, blacks and whites) Size or manipulate the image if needed. Print using laser (black and white or colored) Cover the surface (where you want to transfer the image) with gel medium. Place the image (print side down) on the gel medium Burnish using a hard, smooth object. Wet your finger and rub on the back of the image Allow the papers and gel to fully dry (use hairdryer to speed up drying time) THEN. Wet your finger and rub on the back of the printed image to remove the paper and reveal the image. Let dry between rubbing sessions to avoid tears (may need to repeat the process multiple times) COVER the transfer with gel medium and allow to fully dry before layering another image.
How to make a packing tape transfer? Find an image (in a magazine or book) Carefully cover with packing tape (overlap strips if needed) Use a baren to burnish the surface of the tape Soak the image + tape in water for 5 minutes Scratch the back of the paper then rub with your fingers to remove the paper Once your image is revealed you may use sand paper or a Brillo pad to make the image more transparent Apply the image to your final design- adhere with a layer of gel medium Resources: http://www.calsk8.com/zeitgeist/acrylicgeltransfers.htm
Photocopy transfer examples Robert Rauschenberg http://tinyurl.com/3awamzk
Robert Rauschenberg, http://3dstatic.com/mailbox- rauschenbergbandalbum-cover/http://3dstatic.com/mailbox- rauschenbergbandalbum-cover/
Christine Sajecki. Humor In American Newlyweds 1; self portrait with a red-headed woodpecker, (2009). 25"x19" encaustic, photocopy transfer, and oil pastel on oak http://tinyurl.com/44ufcg2
Project Criteria: Level 1 (Front Only- 3 rd Place) Level 2/ADV (Front, 3 rd Place) + (Back, 1 st or 2 nd Place) Fill 90% of the page Use both gel medium and packing tape transfers Use color and black/white images Create a focal point area of interest Carefully construct your design (avoid “goobies”) Optional: Include “found text” to enhance your design