Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Canvas tag for a collage

(Click on the image for a closer photo showing more detail.)

I am doing a series of tags for a collage for my daughter focusing on the boys first vacation at the beach. All of these will be a 3 section canvas wall piece and will over lap to connect the 3 sections.

I learned to apply gesso with an artist's spatula from a dear and very talented watercolorist friend of mine. While I was a dismal failure as a water color artist, I picked up a lot of tricks and tips from her and using gesso under stains, paints and inks on canvas was one.

What I discovered today was that if I heat set the gesso to dry it, I get even more dimension and depth. Glad I tried this before I did the other tags! lol

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sneak Peek on some dimensional art

Finished a project had been too long since I had gotten my hands stained with gesso, inks, stains and mists. Here is a bit of the piece. Click on the photos to enlarge for detail work.

As always, thanks so much for looking. Will post the completed piece when I can.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kindred Spirits Post Card Exchange

I am in a post card exchange with several other women who are rediscovering the Lost Art of Writing. Each month, we create on post card to send to the person whose name is on the list for that month. Some have themed months and others do not. Our first month, July, goes to Judy C in Ga. We are an international group, but Jeanie lives "just up the street" from me so to speak, in the next state. Hope she likes it.