Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I have made collages before but not exactly like this one. Most of the papers I used are painted by me. I enjoy the layering and moving paint around to see what colors and textures will show through in the process. I discovered what Citrasolv does to National Geographic photos and this includes some of those papers as well. That was a fun experiment except for all of the honey bees that it attracted. I have lots of other things stashed away to play with including a paper making kit that a friend found at a garage sale. All I need is a old blender to start making my own papers. There are not enough hours in the day.
Monday, March 21, 2011
These look much better in person and I can't seem to capture the depth or the color with my camera. I didn't make these all in on session and I plan on making more. This is only two colors of glass and one in particular gives all the colors under the clear encasing. It is a process of lots of oxygen and heating and cooling over and over. My concentrator only puts off so much oxygen and it would be interesting to see what I could get if I used tanked oxy instead of a concentrator. It is fun to see the difference in each bead and I could not make them exactly the same even if I wanted to.