Sunday, July 26, 2009
I've mentioned some of the art classes on dvd and one I watched recently was by Ann Baldwin called Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage. It was really more about basic texturing instructions but very informative. I also bought her book Creative Paint Workshop which has some great examples and some projects you can follow. I utilized a photo of a tree I had taken a while back at Piedmont Park and incorporated it as my focal point. I didn't take pictures of the process and wish I had. At several points I was not happy with it but once I did a final wash with white gesso and added the birds on a wire stamp from the Tim Holtz collection I was much happier. It's going into my Etsy shop so hopefully someone else will like it.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
So to continue transforming from something I don't like into something I do like, I took the above play canvas and tweeked it some more with Golden interference paint and cut it up for ATC's. I added some embossed metal, stamped metal hearts and funky yarn. All this to participate in an ATC trade with ELK who's art you really need to check out.
Mary, sent me some punchanella after I asked if she knew any place in town that carries it. She sent not just one but two different kinds. I can't wait to play with it although at the moment it is so pretty and shiney. I actually can see using some as an element somewhere. We shall see.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Some other things I've been doing is revisiting some pages in my art journal that I'm just not happy with. This first one just felt too bare and simplistic but I had to walk away for a while.
I bought some lovely metalic Lumiere paints and played with them on and used some Golden Air Brush paint. It probably still doesn't have enough depth but I'm much happier with the feel of it now. I at least enjoy seeing it when I flip the pages.
This is another one that felt very flat and boring so I ripped off the buttons and metal flower and went to town playing with layering paint.