i went to washington d.c. for my big girl job this past week, and i had purchased a few new magazines to read along the way. one of the magazines was stampington's artists' cafe best of mixed media, which was excellent. in this issue, there was an article about image transfer by heather kindt.
not sure how long you all have been following this artistic journey, but, i have a thing for image transfer; so any article that talks about transfers- is a must read. heather used a fashion magazine for her images which made the transfer much easier as the paper was easy to rub away.
i couldn't wait to get home to try this out....below is my first try using a fashion magazine image.
working the paper; scratching, clawing for creative freedom. i love how the scratches take the next layer of paint. new again. bright. showing through the graphite and dark. little pops. makes you want to hold the paper closer. see.
tore through in the upper left hand corner.... sharing paint to the page before.
other side of the journal. and i love how the masking tape is there 'cause it is not needed; and worked. holding up, but, not really completely staying stuck. eventually, it may stick the the other page and when the book is opened. it may pull paint from the otherside. working together. sharing.
water? alcohol? something sprayed when the paint is not quite dry. lift. rub, wipe. love the texture. sharing a glimpse at what was below.
i had painted on deli paper and thought i liked what i had and such, tried to transfer onto canvas. once i had the paper onto canvas, i didn't like it as much....which lead to me picking at the paper of course.
pick here; peel there....pull. and pick some more.
to get to the above photo- some of the paper was really stuck down and was not coming off.
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i had the opportunity to teach an art journaling class a week ago in sioux falls, sd.
this was my class minus one who took the photo and owns the space (thank you Jayne!). these ladies worked so hard all day on art journaling.
we talked about foundational concepts for art journaling and how to use those and when to break the rules. i shared some of my own secrets and how to really just have fun and make the art journals their own.
gesso, collage, paint, ink, charcoal.....
i was really worried about teaching this class for one day. it really should be 2 or 3 day class to really demo and allow the students to try.
this past saturday i met one of my student to share some art supplies and she gave me the best compliment ever.... she is a successful watercolorist and she told me i changed her artist world; that i changed how she looks at things and really opened up her view.
really?!.....pinch me! i feel so blessed to have come this far and to have the opportunity to do this.
i was having some technical difficulties with my computer this week.....we weren't talking to tell you the truth.....but, nothing that an 18 year old boy can't fix apparently (and thank goodness....).
i made another pocket page for a swap. i of course, could not find my actual cards. why would i want to find my decks of cards- especially since i know i have at least 4 decks?....so, i made my own from sturdy paper. but, could have been a bit more sturdy so i finished both sides.
these are all of the backs of my cards that i made. recipe paper, receipts, bingo cards, written in old vintage book paper, scrapbook paper, and of course, a bit of my new homemade paper.
one of my favorite pieces is that mr. sweet potatoes.....makes me laugh.