5 x 5
For Book Arts. Create a book inspired by found objects. It has been windy here lately so when I went on my found object walk I found a lot of leaves. Originally my idea was to create a gradated color book (green to yellow to red to brown). When I scanned the leaves the color didnt come through the way I had hoped. Instead I got these really cool images with a lot of depth. The leaves were very detailed where they touched the scanner and blurry as they moved away from the scanner. I decided to make an accordion book with these images.
California Golden Poppy
12 x 9
wood, watercolor, venetian plaster, image transfer, gold leaf, antique solution, gold metal paint, matte medium & resin
For Mixed Media. I took my Golden Poppy piece from last week and decided to pour resin on it. It makes the piece feel more important. I was surprised at how easy the resin was to use. I think I am going to have to use it more often.
These pages were created by spraying a National Geographic Magazine with CitraSolv cleaning solution. I used editions from both the 70's and 2008. The pages on the left are from the 70s and the pages on the right are from 2008. I like the results better from the 2008 ones as I feel the inks are more vibrant and gave cooler patterns. I plan on using these pages (and making more) to create a large scale flower piece. Stay tuned for updates :)