Sunday, May 10, 2009
Paper and Carving
I recently made a bunch of ATCs (artist trading cards...same size as a baseball card) for an exchange with my core group of artists. I had a sheet of pastel paper-fabric I made about a year ago that I didn't know what to do with. I tore leftover pieces of recycled colored tissue paper (the stuff that comes tucked into new purchases that you don't quite know what to do with, but can't bear to throw away.) I mixed it with a half glue-half water solution on top of a piece of an old t-shirt. Next I cut it into little pieces and stitched it, but it was still kind of boring. The idea struck me that I should stamp over it, so I took one of my hand-carved stamps and, using a purple commercial stamp pad, plunked a design over the paper collage. I loved it so much I could barely part with them. So, I just finished making a bunch of postcards with a jewel toned piece of tissue collage, with a bigger stamp, done in black. I will keep one for myself this time. Very easy, and and lots of fun.