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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mixed Media Mayhem - Color Stories

I have been neglecting my blog, and I miss my social media contacts.  I am adding this post to show what I have been up to lately.

Here is a page from my Color Stories Journal.

I have used the selected color scheme, this time from an article in Somerset Studio Magazine.  I made a collage of the magazine images to use the colors and themes to challenge my creation.

The first image is the collage of magazine images.  The color story for this challenge is Turquoise, Yellow, Copper, and Black.

The second image is my finished collage in my art journal.  I made the background by printing the whole page yellow using the gel plate to get texture.  I gel printed several deli papers using stencils
to add some glimmery turquoise and black.  I built the layers alternating torn pieces of this deli paper and direct to journal gel printing.  I looked at the page for several weeks trying the conjure a focal image.  Remembering some preserved leaves I brought home from one of my China trips, I selected two of these.  They were printed with calligraphy and laminated, but I was able to hold them down with the magic of heavy gel medium.  I continued to look at the page sensing a need for balance.  I decided to add my own calligraphy for the character, patience, scrawled on tissue paper.  I am really happy with the final result.