Saturday, January 30, 2010

Depth Perception

"Depth Perception" is the name of the fun and lively workshop that LE McCutcheon shared with us this Saturday at the Art Clinic in Solvang. Titled an "Art Journal Layering Class", we spent a whole day printing and layering paper with gelatin printing, making gel transfers, and learned how to make a cool art journal with a duct tape binding.
This is the pan of gelatin with a little acrylic paint rolled on it and then some string placed randomly on top. You then place a piece of paper on top and gently rub the paper to make a print.
Samples of some of the gelatin printed papers we made....we had so much fun we didn't want to stop. LE had set up a pan of gelatin for each one of us and gave great demos of all the processes for us to follow.
This is a print made using a doily, black and red acrylic paint . More layering of paint and printing followed. These papers make great pages for art journals- so you don't have to stare at a blank white page!
LE (at right) is showing us how she puts together her portable art journals. From left, Nora, Angela, Syd, and Penny all made lot of cool printed pages using string, yarns, leaves and photos.

Jill and Maddie painted and worked on their journals, too. Maddie is checking her paintbrush to make sure she has enough paint on it.

Art Clinic News!
I plan to teach a beginning rug hooking workshop Feb.21, Sunday 11 am to 4pm at the
Art Clinic in Solvang, CA.
Email me if you are interested in attending.
Intermediate rug hookers are welcome...come finish up that first project you started!

Oh, and here is a wooly heart garland I made for MUSE for Valentine's Day for the store window.
I may add a few more touches before sending it off. That one "X" has a little ribbon ladybug that Colleen gave me the other day. I pinned the garland to the side of our house that has the original cedar shingles-dark and weathered and close to 100 years old.

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