In keeping with my reuse/reinvent/use up mode, here is something I did with one of the three remaining sheets of Yupo. The background was watercolor that I mostly wiped off and the rest is alcohol inks. I added the small dots with oil pastels. The frame came from the Salvation Army.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Here is the finished product. I started with this canvas which was one of my do overs. I covered it with papers and then sealed it with soft gel gloss medium.
I thought it was a little bright so I toned it down with a couple of coats of thinned Van Dyke brown. Then I hot glued and sewed the dress to the canvas. I popped it into a spare frame after I took the picture and we are good to go.
I think I could have done a better of centering it top to bottom but it is too late now.
Friday, March 18, 2016
I am really getting into this patterns thing. Since I have enough patterns to wallpaper a decent sized room, the ideas for projects just keep coming. I wanted to do a 2D project and I came up with two ideas.
This was my original idea. This is a dress pattern for a rabbit doll glued into an 18 x 24 sheet of heavy drawing paper. The background is red papers collaged into the drawing paper and then the whole thing was coated with soft gel gloss medium. I am loving the stuff. I had a tube of it for years but I have managed to blow halfway through an 8oz jar in about three weeks. I will need to get a frame for this.
This was my PlanB. I just collaged more dress patterns over a child's dress found at the Salvation Army. I plan on mounting it onto a canvas with some glue, needle and thread.
Stay tuned for the Big Reveal.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I have been working faithfully at the studio for several days on a project for the Attleboro Art Museum national juried show coming up soon. The theme is Patterns which until a few days ago was stumping me. My friend Laura gave me the idea of making something out of dress patterns so this is the result. It was a fun project and I must also thank the unknown woman who donated bunny patterns to Savers. She carefully cut out all the patterns and placed them in carefully labeled envelopes.
Monday, March 7, 2016
I gave up on one of my children the other day. No, not the real ones. It was an art piece I was struggling with. It was something I started when I was doing collage with some friends. I felt that it had potential because I didn't exactly hate it but after struggling with it for a few days and cutting it apart, I tossed it in the trash. After all, it was only paper.
But the good news is that I had done two pieces. I cut apart the second piece and I ended up with two pieces that I like a lot. You can see where they fit together and here they are:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
I spent the morning dropping of art pieces for shows. As I was dropping off in Wickford for the member show, I saw these strange looking clouds over the bay. I had my camera with me for a change and I took a few quick shots. Then I quickly retreated to the car because it was so cold!