Sunday, March 11, 2018

Collage #5: Color Series - Aqua

I'm very much enjoying this collage project. This is the 5th in the One-Color series, and incorporates found images and lettering, each of which prominently feature aqua. The 88 near the upper right is a stamp I received while living in the Netherlands, so it has special meaning to me.

The collage consists of clipped magazine images pasted onto a blank watercolor postcard, then scanned. I ran it through Waterlogue, then manipulated it further in Photoshop. I had intended to add pointed-pen lettering, but didn't want to add clutter. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Collage #4: Color Series - Lemon-Yellow

Working on more "one-color" collage postcards--this is #4. I clipped images from magazines, arranged them on a postcard, then applied special effects via photoshop, Waterlogue, and Colorama.

Lastly, I brush-lettered text, then scanned and layered over the completed image. Lots of Fun--looking forward to the next one!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Collage #3. Color Series - Passionate Peach

Collage #3 in my Color Series. This one features peach-colored items, although here, some look mauve.

To help develop my eye for composition, I clipped images from magazines (decluttering and making art at the same time! I pasted the images onto a watercolor postcard, including a salvaged postage stamp. I digitally manipulated these to add texture, then layered brush lettering on top.

I'm working on several more of these collages. I also want to start incorporating scans of some of my sketches. A fun project.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Upcoming Copperplate Class in Chino Hills, CA

InCoWriMo and Valentine card design

 I was late to learn about InCoWriMo (one hand-written letter each day during the month of February), so catch-up was needed. I started by designing a Valentine Card. Then on February 4, I wrote notes inside  five cards.

So far, I'm keeping up. This is the 6th and I not only designed a collaged-style post-card, but I've written one note inside a purchased card. I have boxes of cards collected during my travels and I need to use them up! It's hard, though, I always want to use my own designs.

Happy Valentines Day, all!

Color Series: Ruby Red

Postcard--second in my Color Series, this one is Ruby Red. The collage is composed of images cut from magazines, each reflecting their namesake color, pasted onto a watercolor postcard. The postcard was then scanned and digitally manipulated (Waterlogged app, first, then Photoshop). I brush-lettered the title, scanned it, and layered it on top.

These postcards are an enjoyable, but time-consuming endeavor. I tell myself they're good for developing my eye for design!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Color Series: Orchid Pink

A goal for the coming year: post art at least once a week. I'm leaning toward collage--good for developing my eye for creating good composition. I'm very happy with this collage--I used a variation on an ATC. I plan a variation for an Easter card.

This piece was created from magazine pages, scrap paper, and a used postage stamp, then run through the Waterlogue app. Brush lettering was scanned and layered in Photoshop.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017 Christmas Card

Photo taken in our yard--Toyon (California Holly), a local native. Photo run through the Waterlogue app.
   "Merry Christmas" lettered with a brush-pen. Scanned into Photoshop and color changed to white. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bold Monogram

Decided to make a bold monogram, this time. I hope to carve this as a stamp to be used as a chop for
the exhibit piece I'm creating.


Sketch done in Adobe Illustrator--playing with the Width Tool