Thursday, March 21, 2013

Messing with Picasa

It was simple. Select photos you already have in "My Pictures", add to a new album, then use the collage creating feature. There are lots of fun choices in the tool bar. For instance, you can have the program randomly create a collage, or you can place them like a mosaic, as I did.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Flower Composition

First, I drew the Chrysanthemum with a Sharpie, then saturated the fabric with a water spritzer. I then dropped loose, dilute colors one at a time. (I let it dry in between each hue, otherwise, you get mud). After that, I stenciled, printed, added sparkle with white areas, and threw in everything but the kitchen sink! Next, I'll stitch in black thread all around the outside of the flower to emphasize.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

More Monoprints

I used freezer paper cutouts for the dragonfly, then drew in details with a sharpie and used water soluble colored pencils to add touches of color. In the tree composition, I had already drawn the trees with a sharpie, then I put a butterfly linocut block into paint I had rolled onto the plate. For the leaves, I rolled the paint on the plexiglass, spritzed it to keep it moist enough to work with, then put cut paper shapes and real dried leaves down for a resist. When that was dry, I painted dandelion leaf and flower stencils for contrast in the deep blue.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages