the process: Custom Substrate
Krause Studio, Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, 1997
Lady of the Flowers
"Lady of the Flowers"
24x22 inches (61x56 cm)
©Dorothy Simpson Krause 1997
 1 Lady  2 Celestial Hemisphere
Photographer Jan Doucette, took the photograph of a Romanian flower seller.The celestial map came from Planet Art's copyright-free CD, Maps.
Working in the software program Painter, Krause combined the two images by layering them together. (left) Krause used a process called "cloning" to create a copy of the image. She filled the clone with a sandstone color and then applied a texture which embossed the image into surface. (right)
Because the embossed sandstone surface was linked to the original, she "cloned" the face and some of the details back into the copy. The final digital file ready for printing is shown on the right.
 5 Clone of Lady/ Celestial Lady original
 3 Screen Shot of Layers  4 Screen Shot Surface Texture
A loosely woven linen was coated with gesso and modeling paste then rolled to create surface cracks. An Alpha Merics Spectrum, which prints on any surface up to 3/4" thick, printed the image with hot wax that dries on contact. The linen was glued to a textured plywood surface and the area surrounding the printed digital image was further textured with modeling paste and painted with metallic pigment. Gold leaf was added to the celestial "halo".
Alpha Merics printer plywood substrate
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