Sunday, 25 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
We decided to see if the inks would float on top of water (stupid suggestion by my OH! What would he know!) We filled a bowl with water and gently dripped alcohol ink onto the surface. At first it appeared to sink and dilute itself, however there was a sheen of colour on top. Dying to prove OH wrong we placed a piece of gloss card on the top of the water .........
OMG! He was right.
We carefully dripped more ink on top of the water it appeared that each layer we placed became denser, until eventually when placing card on top the effect became more prominant.
The picture shows the different levels of inks used.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Sorry about the photo - I was getting reflections from the glass no matter where I put it and this is the best out of a bad lot. But you'll get the idea.
I made this picture last year, as a challenge to myself it took me months to complete because of all the leaves. Getting the tigers faces right was a problem but I hope I succeeded.
This is a picture I have just completed - it just needs framing now.
I made it using the papertole technique, it took approximately 60 hours and 10 pictures to make, but I think its worth the time and effort to do the individual feathers.
I was commissioned to make a picture of a bird, with such a wide scope I'm hoping they will like this.
After setting light to numerous pieces of paper and the kitchen I finally managed to master the technique of stamping in soot. Here I used my favourite rose stamp and was really pleased with the effects. I then mat and layered them onto mirra board ready to use as card toppers. (Forum birthdays in February, there seems to be a few!)