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Topic: my faux kodaliths (and a real one)  (Read 1234 times)
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« on: June 17, 2008 02:38:54 PM »

back in photo in high school one of our projects was to print a photo on the kodalith paper.  i tried to find a link to better explain kodaliths, but i couldn't  Undecided.  pretty much it's just a special type of paper on which the pictures come out very high contrast and only the black comes out, the rest is clear.  anyhoo...i really liked the way it looked and a couple of weeks ago i was thinking, "hey, i think i could probably get a similar effect using overhead transparencies."  so i gave it a shot and i'm very pleased with the results.  the colored backgrounds are done with watercolors. 
to the pictures!  here are the 2 faux ones i printed:




they're a little off in some places because some of the paper shifted when i put it in the scanner.  i'll try to get some better pictures after i frame them.
the originals of the pictures i used can be found on my post here.

here's the real kodalith.  i painted a background for it back in high school, but i didn't like it, so i decided to paint a new one for it while i had the paints out.   Smiley


i'm super happy with the way these turned out.  i want to do some more eventually.  i also had a lot of fun painting the backgrounds.  i hope you all like them!   Smiley

P.S. - if anyone's curious as to what the faux kodaliths look like without the background you can check it out here and here.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 04:43:52 PM »

Those are really incredible. I'll have to figure out how to do that now! Well done. I love the contrast.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 06:47:40 PM »

thanks!   Smiley
i think the most frustrating thing about it is that not all pictures work well for this.  there were some pictures i really wanted to try and just couldn't get to work well.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008 01:52:27 AM »

Hey cool. I really like working with transparency's within my artwork, it works very well for collages etc.
I like doing things digitally and manually, what sort of processes do you use?


How are you creating your b&w images? If you're using photo-editing programs, there are a few different layer combinations that you can use to tweak Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008 01:56:55 AM »

Added to say I really like them, especially the first one.  Embarrassed Kinda rude to miss that bit out!

Do you plan on mounting them? Smiley

I like using different methods to affix transparencies, and making interesting juxtapositions.
I have a few days to make an artists book, I think you have inspired me!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008 10:11:11 AM »

thanks.  i plan on framing them eventually, i just need to buy the frames.
i use Paint Shop Pro for my photo altering.  to get the pictures like this i just messed around with the Threshold until i thought it looked good. 

i love overhead transparencies too...not even just for art/craft related things...just in general.  like back in school, if i got to write on the overhead...very exciting.   Cheesy
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