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Oct 03

Art Journal-Fish Juggler

Fish Paintings Here is the latest page in my art journal.  I took pictures of it along the way so I could explain the steps. Step One:  I painted watercolors of fish directly into the book, then photographed them so I could print the photos smaller onto cardstock. Step Two:  I photocopied sheets of old …

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Oct 02

A Collage Sketch

This is one of my first attempts at collage.  Having just read a book on the matter, I felt obliged to include nearly every technique available to me. The girl’s face is a acrylic transfer of a photo of my daughter.  One of the problems I found with the acrylic transfer is that when washing …

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Oct 01

My First Beads

These are the first beads I made in my flameworking class.  They’re quite small, less than 1cm across even for the largest.  I should get my second night’s worth of beads out of the annealer tomorrow.

Sep 23

Sewn Signatures

My sister wants to do an art journal exchange with her friend, so I started binding some watercolor paper into signatures.  I got some books on bookbinding, so I started reading them to pick up pointers.  Previously, I had just been doing everything by looking at books and puzzling out how they were made. What …

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Sep 21

Altered Book 1

For the past year or so, collage has fascinated me.  It’s a completely different direction from my usual art.  Altered books especially interest me, because it’s 3D art and because it’s recycled. It does take some courage to actually destroy a book, but I consoled myself in that there were other copies for sale at …

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