Sunday, January 28, 2007

Why...A broken-hearted collage

This collage started off with two altered playing cards. You guessed it...the Queen and Ace of hearts. I covered them with some old book pages and acrylic glazes, then scanned them both into Photoshop, where I combined them. Then I added more layers of found images and text.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Illustration Friday - Red

I always liked this digital collage, but when I switched over to the new version of Blogger it got lost from my archives. So here it is again...something very red for Illustration Friday.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Illustration Friday, Superheroes

I've been wanting to submit something for Illustration Friday for a while now. This week's theme, Superheroes, reminded me of all the women who've gone before us: in science, in politics, in art, in education, and in the HOME. Women who stood up to oppression and resistance, women who defied the odds, women to held on to traditon while etching a better future for themselves, women who paved the way for us to be the women we are today.

ACEO sized postcard collage

I was experimenting with various techniques this weekend. This ACEO-sized collage was made by adhering various InkAid pigment emulsions over collaged and acrylic elements. Each layer had gloss gel over it and once dried, the layers were ironed together under parchment paper to combine them.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Boy, Digital Mixed Media Collage

My mother-in-law is so funny. She refers to my nephew as "the boy." This is not my nephew, but since I don't know his name I'll call him "the boy." The background came from an acrylic painting. Brought into Photoshop and added the other graphic layers.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Yay! A Digital Printmaking Class!!

I'm so happy! I'm taking a digital printmaking class with Mary Taylor of Mary Taylor Arttechs in February. Today I scheduled the time off from work, so I'm all set. I took so many photos last summer of Artimino, a tiny hamlet in Tuscany, and would love to learn some new techniques that will allow me to produce more diverse collage pieces with them.

Monday, January 08, 2007

945 Stories, a digital collage

Another digital collage that began w/acrylic background and altered with found images and ephemera in Photoshop.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

A helping collage

Another collage that started with an acrylic background, scanned and added to in Photoshop. Kind of sums up my feelings about the weekends at my house. All I want to do is collage, but as it turns out, the house needs help too!

Friday, January 05, 2007

By the Garden, a Digital Collage

This collage, like many of my others, started with a traditional collaged background with paper ephemera and acrylic washes. Then I scanned it into Photoshop and layered the woman into the image. The original is 5 x 7 and is available as an archival print on Somerset Velvet fine art paper.