Friday, October 16, 2009

Wool Felting

This was another class were we stated with merino wool (undyed on the bottom) and layed colored wool on top to form our design. With agitation (bubble wrap) and soap and hot water we felted all the colors together to make a piece of art. You can use this to make a purse or case for my sketchbook. When it is felted you can cut it and it wont unravel.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monoprints with Serge

I had the privilege of taking a class with Serge who is a professor at UNC in his expertise of Printing. The type we did is Trace Monoprints. We learned how to properly ink our plate and used different tools to draw our design on the plate. Then we ran the plate through his press to get a Ghost print. We used oil based ink that cleaned up easily with vegetable oil and Simple green spray. We immediately could add color with watercolor. So much fun!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Collage in a Box

I just came back from a great conference in Breckenridge where I was able to take 10 different classes in art! How great it that?
This was a collage in a box I made in relation to an artist Joseph Cornell. We looked at lots of his work and then set about cutting a frame in our box and covering the outside with Gesso. We covered the inside with papers, wood, objects,shells, sticks, whatever to represent our dreams or our passions. Some objects I included were music for my singing, travel globe, acorn and shell from my home in NJ shore.