Wednesday, September 28, 2005

True Colours deco spread

Here's a spread I did for a "True Colours" deco round robin. The specified colours for this one were red and blue.

I used a bunch of different machine-made and handmade papers, torn and then adhered using matte gel. The red one especially makes me happy; in fact, you'll see a very similar version pop up again soon.

Monday, September 26, 2005

ready, set, go!

Yes, it's a new blog! I'd been posting on Greatest Journal (OK, I posted twice) and then Zh. lost her entire gallery. I was terrified that it might happen to me too, so I stopped posting there, and have only now gotten around to starting up a new blog.

Now, the good stuff! Here are a few things I've made recently:

These were for a lemon-lime swap on a yahoo group I belong to. I painted a lemon-lime abstract with acrylics and watercolours on watercolour paper, then used matte medium to collage tissue over the original painting. Then I painted over the collaged tissues. I was trying this technique for the first time, and I'm pleased with how it came out.

Here's a Japanese deco I made for another yahoo group. It's card covered in chiyogami, cut into the shape of a kimono (duh) and held closed with an "obi" made of three layers of paper. The pages inside are pretty small, maybe 2 inches by 4 inches, but I love this deco anyway.