The reductive (also called subtractive) technique works this way: First, with acrylic paint, I paint a layer of new color in a limited area -- then, while this layer is still wet, I place a stencil over it. Holding the stencil in place with one hand, I use a paper towel or soft cloth to rub off still-wet paint in the areas that are exposed in the openings of the stencil. (What I mean by "new color" is that the substrate has already been coated with other acrylics.)
In the above and the below detail close-ups, I used the subtractive/reductive technique with parts of my 9" x 12" stencil Blooming Where Planted.
To create the print below, I used a sponge brayer loaded with heavy-body acrylic paint and rolled it over a substrate that had already painted with several layers of acrylic paint.
|Above: Loading a sponge brayer with heavy-body acrylic paint.|
|Above: unfinished mixed-media collage.|
|Blooming Where Planted|
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