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Free Slide Contact Printing Frame

Cleaning out my old photographic stuff, and found these two printing frames, made by Ilford. They have hardly been used.  I hate to throw them away, but If I can’t find a taker in the next few months I’ll have to. They originally cost about $50 20 years ago. All you have to pay now is postage.

I’m sure they are not available in stores anymore.  But in their time they were the perfect solution for creating contact sheets of 2×2 slides. Two trays were printed, which were offset from each other by the width of the slides, so the slides could be printed 35 to an 8×10 sheet.  If you are interested call or e-mail. (269-330-9808 or mplagge1901@earthlink.net)

Collector in Chief

I am a collector–can’t throw anything away. Even blobs of dry paint that I’ve peeled off the bottom of a plastic cup . Even cracked pieces of watercolor paint occasionally come in handy in painting. But they especially come in handy when doing mixed media collage. A small dot of red paint makes a great eye, and stringy pieces make hair, etc.  Gray paints make great scales. Most of them after they are thoroughly cured can be easily stored in a small container. They appear to stick together, but easily come apart.

Here’s a part of my collection of acrylic paints. Don’t hesitate to save them. Leave they out in the air separated for a week or so, and then they will be fully cured and will easily peel apart when stored together.

Progress

Have been busy painting since there’s a lull in ISEA activity right now, until new membership renewals come in toward the end of next Month and in January.

I’ll take some final pictures and post a series for each new painting explaining the processes used.

Thanks for looking here.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Hello world!

Welcome to The Abstract Bandwagon. As soon as I get the site set up I will begin regular posting. So, keep a watch.  Below are the posts I made when this was on Opera. That site is closing down, so imported them here. Further posts will be on the BLOG page here in The Abstract Bandwagon.