What makes a gator a gypsy?

teacher, traveler, photographer, political junky, smash and bash artist, grandmimi, mom, canine companion

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Architecture - Mixed Media Mayhem

This journal page began as an experiment with new stencils - Crafter's Workshop Template 6"x6" - City Grid and Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Stencils - Shattered and a new set of Ranger inks.  I added impressions from homemade stamps in circles and zigzags.  What emerged was a geometric pattern that called for an overlay of map images.  In my stash, I found my tourist maps of Hanoi that had the blue and yellow needed.  An old art book provided the text.  I scanned architectural images and converted them to stamp outlines with photoshop and printed them on transparencies.  What I really enjoyed was the unpredictable randomness that led me in what seemed to be obvious directions.  Love art journaling!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - Faces in Flowers 2

I filled several pages of my journal with my stamps of flowers then had to decide how to use these backgrounds.  I used images from my sketchbook which I photocopied and glued to the page.  To make the copies more transparent, I filled in the back side with a solvent based marker - one yellow and one brown.  I used a variety of media to paint on the faces to try to add some dimension.  I will keep practicing learning to draw.