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maverick
06-03-2003, 12:20 AM
Hi, this is my first post to this forum. I've done a couple of lino cuts and some silk screen prints, but not many. I'd like to do more.

This idea came to me a few days ago, and I decided to do something about it tonight. Since I've been painting with acrylics lately, I just used the materials at hand.

I prepared a canvas with black gesso, then I quickly covered most of it with red acrylic paint. Then I produced a chinese chop design on paper and cut it out with a knife. I laid the paper on the canvas and dabbed black acrylic paint along the edges of the paper first, then filled in the remaining areas but left a few spots showing through.

Maybe this is a silly technical question, but is this considered a print or a painting?

Title: Double Happiness
Dimensions: 10 in. x 10 in.
Medium: acrylic paint
Support: stretched canvas

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2003/10671-double_happiness_sml.jpg

maverick
06-03-2003, 07:29 PM
I got my answer in the acrylics forum Double Happiness Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=111204)

This is better called a mask than a stencil, and I probably couldn't make an exact duplicate with the mask pieces, so...it's not a print.

The moderator can feel free to remove this thread if it isn't relevant.