May 13, 2007

Who says fairies can't live underwater? : )

6x6 mixed-media collage on gallery wrapped canvas.
Hand-dyed cheesecloth (thanks Pam!), shells, plastic fish, glitter, glass "bubbles", acrylic paint, tissue paper, stickers, inkjet printed images.


May 06, 2007

May 05, 2007

Jane's Tip-in Deco Page swap

Another horrible picture I'm afraid, but these were fun pages to create. Jane's theme is "Wish You Were Here" so I got to use a lot of interesting old postcard, hand written letter, and postage stamp images I have in my collection for the backgrounds on these. I've been trying to add more hand drawn elements to my collages lately - I like the rough, kind of "grunge" look it adds especially to old vintage elements. Prismacolor pencils are my favorite thing for this technique.

Inchies on display - Warning Bad Photo!

Well, I'm still without a working scanner and it's really put a kink in my style! I never realized how much I used it. Anyway, trying to make do, so I've tried to taking a picture of a Dollar Store frame I picked up and repurposed to display some of the inchies I got back from our swap at BBA. Try to ignore the horrible blurriness of the photo!

The frame was a cardboard thing meant for wedding pics - which is totally bizarre, since who would have a bunch of tiny little pictures from their wedding?? Anyway, the little squares are just the right size for displaying inchies! I just painted black acrylic paint over the really tacky printed design on the frame itself, added some silver dry brushing for a metal look and then slipped a piece of black paper inside the frame. I then glued the inchies inside the little squares right to the paper inside.