Wednesday, September 2, 2009
September = School Daze
This piece is only 4x6 inches, but I loaded it up. The base is chipboard packaging from a box of granola bars, with strips of dictionary paper glued down and painted white. Then, I applied very old alphabet rub-ons all over the front, even at times rubbing on the entire portion of the sheet that was left, all at once. Then, the painting layers a la Kelly Kilmer.
Next, some stamping of foliage and addition of little punched leaves, topped off by the borders. The focal image, The Thinker, was a laser copy that I did a gel image transfer on and made a skin that I then adhered to the base. I tried out my Omni-Gel stuff. So-so for the effort. I could have done the same thing with heavy gel mediun, but the thickness of this stuff does make it easier. Oh well, ya win some, ya lose some, and learn a lesson or two along the way.
Anyway, I love the way you can see the letters through the image transfer. I've kinda gone crazy printing out laser copies of images to gel up and make skins with.
I am almost finished with my Sept. calendar and will try to post tomorrow. Until then, remember to slow down in school zones!