Saturday, 19 May 2007
It was my daughter's birthday last week (on Mother's Day actually - we had a joint celebration). Some of her friends sent her a bunch of balloons. I was idly looking at them the other day and realised they formed a sort of colour wheel. There was some brightly coloured cellophane with them, which is the type that melts well. I cut a piece and folded it over on itself then ironed it between parchment. It melted up nicely. I put a piece of dark fabric behind it for the scan to show up the holes. The balloons have taken on the look of melted crayons. Not sure what I will do with this - maybe an ATC or postcard, with some stitching?
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
I couldn't find any 'metallics', so had a go at laying down a base coat of white, topped with a golden yellow. The result is not bad - although in close up (not to mention daylight!) I see that there are little bits of white on the edges. I could always go over them again. I might have a go at weaving some threads and torn strips through this stuff and see what I get.
I got Tracy Bautista's book, Collage Unleashed yesterday. Only had a chance to flick through so far - too many ideas to absorb at once, and the whole effect is slightly overwhelming, almost chaotic - I think I will have to take time to really study each page and really LOOK, so as not to be overwhelmed by the visual impact of the whole thing.