Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Transparent Love

Sunday I went to Dan Smith and saw a two-hour demo by Traci Bautista! Wow - it was amazing seeing her in person. I have been a fan of her book, Collage Unleashed, for years. Yes - I have a tiny crush on her!

This morning I ran up to my studio first thing and started to create. I had a couple of artist trading cards I had been working on and transparencies from my sketchbooks & found out something that worked great.

  1. Start with one of your original sketches from a sketchbook. Make a transparency copy (I went to Office Depot & copied about 10 books worth of sketches).
  2. I cut out one specific sketch & used oil paint markers to color the back of the transparency.
  3. I used my sewing machine to attach it to my artist trading card.
I have used transparencies in the past but didn't love the results with them strait over a textured background. I love it with the pop of oil paint marker color behind the black sketch lines of the transparencies above! Woop!

Thank you Traci for the inspiration and new tips. Dive in and spend 15 minutes creating.