Friday, October 21, 2011

She sings a song

Thought that I would try a black and white on wood. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Alternative photo processes and transfers

I am so thankful that the weather is starting to change to cooler temperatures.  It means that I can start the darkroom up again.  I love just going in there and closing the door and turning the red light on.  I took stock today of what needed to be ordered for developing and processing.  Can't wait.

So, a while ago my mom gave me some really nice wood blocks to play with as I wished.  They sat in my studio for a long time because, I was just not sure what direction to go in with them.  Well, I finally broke them out today.  I have used a photo of an old Ford pickup that is in a storage unit right by our house.  I loved all of the rust on it so, I took several photos from different directions.  I have put it onto the wood block and played around with it after it was onto the wood - blending and oil paint.   I am considering giving it to a family member whose name is Ford!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The end of the ugly fabric

Glenda Bailey's blogHere is my process and the end results.  I was hoping for something a little more spectacular but in the end I have to remember that the fabric is not the end work.  This was just a way to change the fabric so I could use it in something else.
So first I took some random rubber stamps and stamped white acrylic paint onto the fabric to try to add some base cohesion.
Next, I used watercolor crayons, a screen and a texture plate that I created using cardboard and a hot glue gun.  I rubbed the texture onto the screen usingthe crayon.  Then I screen printing the image onto the fabric using acrylic medium.
The fabric on the left is the fabric before I screen printed some red dye over the top.  The fabric to the right is my finished "transformed" fabric.
This is my finished fabric.  I think that I got stuck on the idea that I wanted to be able to still see the original fabric in one way or another.  I think if I did this over again, I would not have that mind set.  But, this was still a fun experiment and a way of thinking about altering fabric instead of throwing it out. If you would like to check out my mother's finished fabric check out her blog at Glenda Bailey's blog