I'm not sure what I am going to do but I'll see.
Now this is the result of the exercise. I took some newspaper and ironed steam a seam onto the back. Gwen never mentioned taking it off - if or when - but I did and I'll tell you when. She did saw to leave it on while making marks. She had quite a few pages involving what types of lines to make and potential implements to use. I did make a note of what I used in my (ahem) journal. Some were India ink with the Japanese calligraphy brush, china maker, colored pencil - plain, pastels - unwrapped and drawn length wise across a rigid collograph, ink in an eye dropper, my foam donut (must take a picture of this piece of material that was rescued packing material from something I bought - one of my absolute favs - picture soon), sharpie, credit card on edge and others as well.
The directions said to make one and cut it in half so of course I made 2. Also of course and as usual I forgot to take pictures starting... but I did take some soon after making a few marks.
A stamp (top and bottom rows) and that soft wide mark that looks like a tire print (said favorite foam donut), Round circles of Noodler's Polar brown ink applied with a sponge circle and the curvy brown line from the eye dropper. The wide brown line was Noodler's brown rolled on with a Q-tip. I tried to make the marks as though the two sheets were attached
Then I cut each sheet into strips, one sheet vertically and the other horizontally using curvy cuts with a (gasp) rotary cutter I reserve for paper.
Both finished sheets before cutting (above and below)
FinishedGwen had further ideas about what to do with this which involved close-up shots of the piece (cropped)
and 2 transfer techniques...more later
What fun! I shall be putting Gwen's book on my wish list! I look forward to following your progress!ReplyDelete
BTW I have no idea what a foam donut (doughnut here!!) could be!
I just got some Steam-a-seam for another project... will have to try this exercise from Gwen's book soon. I love your results!ReplyDelete