This was such fun. It really told me early on what it wanted to be. The large piece of green just hurried itself into a house, not an ordinary house thank heavens.
Once I got started I couldn’t stop, cut – cut – chop – chop – stick – stick. It was an easy title: WELCOME
Technically it all went o.k. except for the glue. I used gel medium as a lot of these papers were quite tough. The glue, which until now, has never left a shiny surface. The reason this time, possibly is that the background used was a highlighter and I wonder if that reacted with the glue. You can see it clearly around the little elf. I did him in layers and it became messy.
I like the stiffer papers as I can get them to stand up. I don’t glue things flat, I just glue an area so I can get that 3D effect. The moon in this one is fly wire screen. I love it, I use it for heaps of things. I worried about the white puff paint on the green tissue glued card but it came in handy for the bird and flowers, gave the whole picture a lift.
As I said the background is highlighter. I often use them, they are bright and fun to use. Not sure how stable they are though and some pens etc. don’t react with them too well (nor glue by the looks of it).
Oh dear, I have to confess, I didn’t throw away those little 5 second drawings…just couldn’t do it so, here they are. If I can’t throw them, they have to be used. I wonder when I get to do this piece will I be sorry they are not long gone in the bin?
The above address looks awfully long but well worth a look. The artist is Sandy Skoglund. She does installations, they are amazing.
The one with the trees and people, actually has chickens in the trees for the look of blossom. I love the fox installation, well, I love them all.
Another amazing artist is Emma Hack who is a ‘body artist’. I saw a program on her tonight. What she does with peoples bodies, paint and background is, well, WOW!
Thanks for taking the time to read my random ramblings…bye for now randomrose