Friday, 27 August 2010

Pages for my next project.

I thought I had lost the ability to post photos - these colours are nothing like the real ones which are actually in dull golden greenish tones. It's unbelievable and took me three goes to find them in the picture library! The lavender coloured one is about the most accurate, and above are all six of the ones I have made so far and will need about another eight. I took a sheet of paper 14"x10" and collaged scraps of muslin, scrim, tissue paper and any other lightweight bits and pieces I could find, using acrylic matt medium. While that was still wet I sprayed them with various colour sprays allowing them to merge. They will be folded in half so the book will be roughly 7"x10".
The textures are quite nice and I have tried to merge them with one another.
I like this bit of printed curtain voile ..............


....................... and this scrap of handmade paper containing dried flowers. They will fit it with the herb theme.
I am being very naughty working this new project before finishing the last one, and should be making more trees to complete my Quarry piece.
I have had such a nice letter from one of my cousins who visited recently asking for copies of the photos I took. I have yet to learn how to print my photos but am assured it is very easy - it needs to be! Back to the grindstone/drawing board.



8 comments:

maggi said...

Looks like this is going to be a very interesting project Heather. i can see why you wanted to get started on it before finishing the trees.

Gina said...

The colours might not be accurate but they do look rather lovely. It's going to be a fun project.
p.s. the fabrics from the flowers on my latest post are Tesco finest!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Heather - I do wish we lived a bit nearer together - I would so love to handle that paper and discuss the process with you.

Do I understand that you have bought an art work from Robyn at Art Propelled and if so was it a difficult process transferring money etc. I thought I read in the comments on her blog that you had done so - forgive me if I am wrong.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I like the look/colours of these.It's going to be an interesting project Heather, hope you enjoy it!

Carol Q said...

ooh Heather - a book. can't wait to see what goes in it, the start looks really good.

MargaretR said...

The colours look lovely on my laptop Heather! Printing them is easy and you will soon get the hang of it.

Julie said...

What a great project Heather, the colours look lovely. Makes me want to play myself.

Sara Lechner said...

I love these pages and the way you're using them later on. you do so nice structures on them.
I also like the sheep installation, it's better than the cows we had before. At least I like sheep better (and then cows). Never felt comfortabe with pigs so I hope they are not coming next!