Once again, I am participating in an artist paper swap with Melissa Chapin. I love these swaps. I stretch yself to create the papers, then I get amazing beaustiful papers in return that stretch my imagination even further.
All of these papers were created from the pages of a 1961 beauticians trade magazine.
This first one was washed wiith an orange acrylic glaze, then I used drywall tape as a stencil and gesso to mae white dots. The hand is colored green with a watersoluble oil pastel, then I stamped all over with dye ink and a hommade stamp made with pen score. You can get penscpore at www.enasco.com. It is a foam product that you heat and press objects into to create a texture that can be used as a stamp pattern. Cool stuff!
This second piece clearly shows the model in the background, which is very cool. I washed the page with orange glaze again, then colored her face withpink oil pastel. I used the same penscore stamp with red dye ink.
I love the jewel tones of this third piece. This page was a bit glossy, so I experimented with soe alcohol inks, and the results are very vibrant.
The Pattern is from a stamp I carved using Safety-kut printmaking blocks, which are also available at Nasco. I used a black dye ink.
Anyhoo, I was really pleased with what I came up with this round. I hope everyone else likes them too!