Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Freezer Paper Demo

First, I made a copy of a bird photograph and enlarged it to 150% of normal. (Easier to work with.) I then cut it out with small craft scissors, then traced around it onto freezer paper. Then, I ironed it onto fabric (shiny side down). At this point I painted over the image with acrylics (don't thin them down too much - the paint will bleed under the mask). Next, I thinned out the colors with water when further away from the bird to soften the effect. Two examples follow.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages