August 21st, 2005

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TMI Zone!!!!!

Why is it working hot weather gives me diarhea? After the hike yesterday and stoday I was down in the garage cutting some metal for an art project and *bam!* I've got the trots. I think my stomach enzymes aren't heat lovers.

Off to eat some yogurt. Maybe the cultures from that will quiet things down.
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Art project update...

My goal is to take some of my aged images and print them on transparencies, then transfre them to metal plates. Etch something into the plates where the image is not. Rub graphite into the etching to make it stand out. Cover the metal plates with enamel to protect the image and keep the plates from rusting. Glue/rivet the plates on to Moleskine sketch books to be the cover.

So far I have two small books and two large ones. The small ones will be my test cases and one will go with my to Peru for notes. I have cut out the 3x5 metal sheets for the small books.

The images are a 3x4 ratio so I will etch in the something about the image right beneath the image.

I have the images and the transparencies. And I have the enamel (matte finish).

I could not find any clear primer, but this enamel does not say it needs it, so I'm hoping I'm fine.

I just need to get either Liquitex Gloss or Golden's Matte. Possibly a run to Michael's this afternoon or some evening this week.

When the image is transferred and the enamel applied, I'm hoping for a tin-type effect.
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I think I got the right Liquitex, but the first tests are not going well. I think I should let the ink on the tranparency dry first, as it's just smearing.
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I'm giving on up on the metal for a bit. I'm obviously doing something wrong, I just don't know what. Maybe I do need the clear primer so the metal is more porous. Either way, this project will have to wait till I have some help from someone more experienced in these matters.
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Accidental genius?

I forgot my printer tends to print a little on the dark side and the image that came out, I really like, but I'm not sure if it's what I want. Originally I wanted an old faded photo look of the Inca Trail, but instead I got the mountain road to Dracula's Castle.

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