September 17, 2010
September 11, 2010
I have always been drawn to Egyptian art. I did this page a few months ago while I was taking a Kelly Kilmer class. I was actually working in a journal I made in her class the year before ... the Reclaimed Artist Book. This book has been my favorite book ever! If you get a chance to take that class, please do! I just loved the fragmented look of this face.
This was an experience. I decided to take Michelle Ward's Street Team Challenge and try scraping paint on a piece of gessoed fabric I am using for a wall-hanging for a friend.
I scraped on cadmium yellow, crimson, and phthalo blue. Then I scraped some paint over a masked stencil. It made neat patterns and a grungy kind of texture, but the images were lost. An interesting combination of colors ... but not the color scheme I was looking for and defintiely did not match the trim I picked out.
I brayered over most of it with French Vanilla and scraped more paint in pink and blue tones. Coordinated with my trim better, but definitely not the colors I was originally aiming for. I wanted a crisper look with my masks this time,so I used fluorescent pink and teal spray paints. This was fun and I will definitely experiment more with tyvek masks on paper.
September 04, 2010
Yikes ... I've been gone way too long! Life was running me over, but I am taking a break from school after this term ends in 2 weeks and I will get back in track with some art and stuff.
I am doing an altered handkerchief swap with some dear friends and this is the start of mine:
I am really excited about this swap and found it so difficult to stop once I got mine going.