Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paper Cut Rubbings

I was looking at the paper cuts i did this morning and getting ready to do more when I remembered Sian saying something about rubbing one the pieces I had done in Foundation, so I grabbed some paper and rubbed the paper cuts and a piece of placemat I had thought of before. It really does give you a different perspective and depth, but might be more interesting if it had more layersand depths.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kaleidoscope Collections Pictures

I had bought Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 because I loved some of the quilts I had seen where people used their own pictures to develop shading in kaleidoscope images, but I had not taken the time to play with it. I started playing with the program and then pulled up some of the pictures I had taken for the project and some hydrangeas that were in the complimentary colors I was considering. I chose star and cross shapes to go with the theme of the module and really like what developed. The close-ups of the hydrangeas shows texture and I like the mix of purple blue and the pale yellow. I was surprised by the garden picture and the cracked ground because of the interesting symmetry that develops from the trellis and the cracks. I like the program because you choose the shape of the cut and then a separate window shows a preview so you can adjust your picture in the cut-out and see the change simultaneously. Very fun!!

Paper Cuts

Again, between work, kids, house, prepping Gracie for County Fair, prepping for a show at Sutherlin Library, and the daily mini-drama at work, I feel like I'm not getting to play enough with this project. In the next couple of weeks, I'm hoping to be able to devote some serious forward movement. I had a great time playing with paper cuts! It reminds me of making snow flakes and playing with paperdollls as a kid. It also reminds me of how my grandmother showed me to cut patterns out in one sweep so that the remaining pattern paper was in one piece and not scraps all over the floor. I learned to like the challenge and it took the boredom out of cutting patterns when I was young. I like the geometric shapes and the negative space they leave behind.

Friday, August 7, 2009

More Stamp Prints

I did return to painting and stamping. After finding out how fragile the soft stamps are, I did carve a second slightly more sturdy stamp. This time I played with a gold-yellow color on my violet/purple papers for contrast. I had more fun with the stamping this time and made some wild variations. Once again, the stamp broke so I used both pieces. I think I may use the stamp to decorate a shirt.