On the One Little House ning group, Jeanette is currently working a a project from Mary Beth Shaw's book "Flavor for Mixed Media. I bought this book about a year ago, and as all of us often do put it on my bookshelf. I decided to take it off the shelf, and actually work my way through the book. So here are the results of my efforts.
First-I had never made any collagraph plates before
Next was an experiment applying molding paste, then acrylic paint and gold foil on top of that.
(You will see parts of these in some later pieces)
An organic abstract (not really an abstract person, but it was fun to try this
Rubbings from items around the house. I found that the simpler the design, the better is shows up when painted over
Applying gold foil to a background surface and painting over and using glass beads.
Alcohol inks on plexiglass with a foil backing. This piece also has gold gesso applied to the wood, then acrylic paint over and lifted off with stamps.
Next up-using corrugated cardboard for a substrate and peeling back parts
And finally, using clayboard and scratching the surface with various instruments, then adding paint, glass beads, and inks.
I really enjoyed actually trying these different techniques, rather than just looking at them in the book!!