Last collage for my mixed media class (you guys don't get to see the second, cause i hate it so much. I don't like having to add random found materials into my artwork.) This was done with cardboard cutouts and acrylic paint. It was actually a lot of fun. Hence why the edges of the beak and feathers on the head are harsh. They aren't painted they are cut xD And i got a nosebleed doing this so theres actually some of my blood in it. Woops.
Small image, taken with my cell phone. I'll update with a bigger scanned one soon.
A front on view of my Sailor Moon paper piece! Made entirely out of cute paper and a feather.
My Sailor Moon piece has made it into Hashtag Gallery for their Cult Classics Show here in Toronto! You would be helping me out so much if you could please, please vote for Sailor Moon as your favourite piece! I would appreciate it sososo much! Click Here To Vote! ♡
EDIT: Bahh I think the voting is rigged, haha. How can one person get over 1,400 votes in a day... >.> Ahh well! Thanks to those who did vote! <3
Sister Mary Chagnon, the "teacup nun," is one of the more popular attractions Sister Rosemary's Curious Convent, the largest sideshow act in Miss Tansybaum's Circus of the Moderately Peculiar.
What few viewers know is that Sister Mary Chagnon had a long and checkered career in the carnival before joining the Traveling Order of St. Barnaby. She was Trixie the Pixie for many years, a much racier act involving several sequins, two bits of dental floss, and a single high-heeled shoe.
While Sister Mary has supposedly renounced all of that, it is worth noting that she keeps several of Trixie's posters in her trailer and will reminisce about the good old days at the drop of a shotglass.*
Fooling around with a more monochromatic version this time, since it IS a nun. This one involved various cut papers, illustration board, ribbon, acrylic squares, clayboard and metal brads.
Original for sale--drop a line if interested, prints available at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
*In her case, a ceramic thimble with pansies painted on it.
I've been experimenting with 'photo transfers' a fair bit recently. I was impressed by results seen on youTube (e.g. photo transfer to wood) and decided to give it a go myself. The principle is actually quite simple: you transfer the toner particles from a regular printout with matt medium (acrylic paint) onto the surface of your preferred medium. I chose plywood and acrylics/matt medium since I have heaps of that stuff around for my stencil works anyways. here's what I did in more detail:
1.) choose your digital image and mirror it (flip horizontal)
2.) print with laser printer or photo copy that uses toner (ink does not work!) on regular printer paper
3.) prep your canvas (2 layers of acrylics will do) and sand it to smoothen surface
4.) apply even layer of matt medium across your canvas and press paper printout onto canvas surface. be quick and flatten printout from the middle to the outside using your hands/brush/spatula to remove airbubbles
5.) let canvas and paper dry (overnight is good!)
6.) sprinkle water on paper, let it soak for a bit and carefully start rubbing of the paper
7.) you'll have to repeat step 6 for a few times until most of the fibres are removed
8.) i then touch up the transferred image with my airbrush and add texture like drops and sprinkles to it...
there you go, guys!! quite simple and there's heaps of info/tips/tutorials out there on the net if you decide to try for yourself...it's no magic but requires some practice to fine-tune amounts of paint and not rubbing off the transferred image!
Here is a Cabinet of Curiosities I made and have up for display & purchase at Horrorbles in Berwyn, IL This took much time and many many objecs, some fascinating, some dull and ordinary, but put together make quite a collection! The base for the piece is a vintage printers type tray.