Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Transparent Layers - Part 4 UPDATED

I think these are the last of the 
Transparent Layers Swap.  
Participants were very creative!  

Three from Beau:






Four from Doris:






Four from Elsa:





Monday, November 26, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Wavy Stripes Post Card Swap - Postmark by December 24th

Comb tool pulled through acrylic paint on Gelli Plate
Here is a variation of a "Stripes" group swap.  The twist?  Wavy Stripes.  (An online search for Wavy Lines images will give you lots of ideas.)   Think of ribbon candy!

You have various pattern/ design options: 
narrow or wide stripes, criss-crossing stripes,
interrupted stripes, etc.

and many technique/ media options:  Paint, draw/sketch, collage (cut-outs), ink, crayon, colored pencil, etc.



Use any background you like, and feel free to add other images or design accents to your Wavy Stripes art.


Make 1 - 4 post cards to be exchanged with designated swap partners.  Have fun!











Sunday, November 18, 2018

GRUNGE/DISTRESSED ART Post Card Swap - Postmark by December 17th

What grinch-worthy timing, having a messy art swap right before Christmas!  Of course, some  of us might be so busy and stressed out that maybe the "distressed" theme hits the nail on the head!

According to Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (copyright 1975), the definition of "Grunge" is "dirty, messy, slovenly," none of which sound very appealing.  The definitions of "Distressed" are even worse.

There was a "Distressed Art" group swap on 8/25/16 you can refer to for some ideas:  

https://mailmesomeart.blogspot.com/2016/08/distressed-art-post-cards-due-october.html

Definitions aside, here are a few suggestions for fast, easy art techniques (and cautions) for creating up to 4 post cards for this swap's theme:

Over-stamping, blurred images
Paint-spattering
Torn paper
Overlapping images
Collage elements glued on and partially ripped off before completely dry
Random lines and scribbles
Smudges
Coffee rings?
Water spots?
Bits of junk mail?  Or we could save that for another swap.

IDEA: Take a piece of your mail art that you didn't like enough to send in, add more layers/marks/designs/collage, and VOILA!   

Torn dictionary pages, torn Washi tape, silver paint marker scribbles,
drips of black acrylic paint, broken glass sticker, rubber stamping

Friday, November 16, 2018