Sunday, December 31, 2006
This collage started with vintage papers glued onto Sheer Heaven paper, then covered with several layers of acrylic paints and tissue paper. I then scanned that collage into Photoshop and layered the image of the woman over it. After some layer blending, this is the final result. But it begs the question, "Save time by doing what?"
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I wish I had the ability to create collages like these without the use of Photoshop, but sometimes it's the only way I know how. Also, once in a while I think it's nice not to add little words to the design...meaning can be in the eyes of the beholder rather than a glued on phrase. Yes?
Sunday, October 29, 2006
The photo of Anna makes another appearance in this mixed media collage. The background is scanned from an acrylic piece that I did, and combined with the altered cabinet card of Anna, and two other found images. Then, using an inkjet gel transfer method, the image was transferred to a gessoed canvas and is selling on ETSY (www.etsy.com) .
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I painted a bunch of paper with acrylics, using not brushes, but spreading the paint on with a credit card. I layered colors over colors and loved all the variations. After I was done I peeled the acrylic off the paper and it tore a bit. So I kept pulling and tearing. The result was a pile of various shapes and colors that I adhered to small 4x4 canvases. I liked this technique and will explore it some more. The pieces I made are on my ETSY shop at http://chrisenc.etsy.com
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
One of my favorite places to find vintage images is at the Library of Congress (loc.gov). I found an image of a dancer there and combined it in Photoshop with different patterns I created. The patterns were brushed on as the background and the dancer layered over it.
I have found a great way to transfer my digital collages to canvas using inkjet gel transfers, thanks to the "inkjet transfers" yahoo group. Various instructions can be found there.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
The background was collaged with pages from an old play book, and covered with an acrylic wash. Then I altered a photograph of a doll face in Photoshop and made it look etched. I then overlaid it onto the background collage.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
These are my pixels for the Human Pixel Project.
They will be displayed at Harvard University along with a zillion other pixels as part of the Human Pixel Project (http://www.humanpixelproject.net).
My images came from a collage of scraps that I altered to use the colors that were required for the project. Then I made archival pigment transfers onto fabric and adhered to the squares.
Friday, March 17, 2006
It's crunch time...I have a craft show tomorrow. Here is one new design that will be on prints and canvas at the show. It's a mix of things...the shape of an old dress pattern, a flier from a long-ago Paris event, music, and random shapes. For the pieces on canvas I printed this image onto lazertran, then transferred to the gessoed canvas using turpentine (ugh). It smells, but the resulting image is nice.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
As we are going to Italy this spring, my thoughts are obviously leaning that way. This collage started out as a digital altered image gone awry. I went over the parts I didn't like with pastel pencils and acrylic paints. Then rescanned. After that I layered the stamps, the statue and the italian words in Photoshop. I think it was a good exercise in not throwing away something that ultimately turns out useful.