I can't leave things alone...I love the tangle technique- doodling was one of my fave pass times in school ;^)) However, black on white usually seems to need color for me to feel complete...so I added fabric, painted baby wipe frags., napkin frags., and oddments of papers- first to the background of the image, then on the backside of the page, I covered the image, and 'tangled' the background. I made a laser print of the original design on white paper, cut it out, and stuck it over the original image after adding the color...I like the stark contrast.
I've decided this journal needs to be just for tangles....
I created this 3-D canvas to hang over our piano. I must confess..it was created for shape, texture, and 'complement' to our family room colors. To call it 'art' is a matter of interpretation.... :^) (not mine).
This piece consists of two wrapped canvases screwed together by their wood frames. The larger one is 12"H x 24"W and the smaller is 8"H x 24"W. I glued some decorative art paper to both canvases with PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive). I then added some napkin art (the pears), followed by the red mulberry paper circles on the pears.
The colors and shapes complement our rug..... The wall has been empty since we remodeled, and I finally decided to 'fill' it with this 'stopgap' piece, until some interesting art presents itself, either by me, or someone else.
Here's another Valentine card I made from these wonderful leathery-soft red folders (4" X 6"). I used images from Ten Two Studios Pink Things Collection, stick-on letters, and Valentine words. The collaged background papers for the images are some that I made on a recent trip to visit family.
This image below is the back of the card (folder).
I purchased some quite awhile ago, and have found they are perfect for gift cards and surfaces for collage! With this one, I did a simple collage, inside and out, first using a great chili pepper napkin I received as a gift in a swap....enough to cover front, back and interior. I also used some stick-on letters that were also a swap giftie. I strengthened the fold of the mailer with some book binding tape, which I had stamped with the black boxes. The images I used were from here , here, plus bingo card imagery. New Valentine 'words' came out yesterday - a digital printout - I immediately purchased them and printed them out on my laser color printer.(Yes, I'm a design team member, but I prefer to support my artist friends and acquaintances by purchasing their art - my choice - who wants big chain stores wiping out indy. artists???)
I now have three handmade valentines for gifts! (see below this post for the first two)
I created this card for a dear friend. The base is Canson 100lb watercolor paper. I covered the exterior with a piece of my own digitally designed "background" paper. The edges are painted with watercolor, and overstamped with "you are special to me" all the way around. The fold of the card has faux hinges, made from tickets.
The interior is a collage of napkin, portion of a paint-soaked baby wipe, ribbon ends, acrylic inks and paint, watercolors, black marker and pen, and a lovely lady with roses, image from Ten Two Studios.