Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum) on Invasive Phragmites Paper

Finally, a successful transfer onto a smooth piece of phragmites paper that is exhibition-worthy!

Last week I was having trouble making transfers onto the finer pulped phragmites paper. The fibers of the paper kept peeling up every time I removed the transparency paper. So I posted my dilemma to the Digital Art Studio Seminar group on Facebook and received the wonderful suggestion of spraying the paper with Krylon Preserve It before doing the transfer. Thank you to the wonderful person who made this suggestion, as I was about to start pulling out my hair!

This shadow of the cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), which is threatened in Michigan, was taken at the W. J Beal Botanical Garden at Michigan State University.