Thursday, June 19, 2008

frottage collage

Size: 6x9
Mixed Media Frottage
Frottage: Spanish from frotar - to rub. French from frotter - to rub. Also called rubbings, a technique of creating a print by rubbing crayon, or pencil over a tactile object placed underneath a thin paper. Crusade 21 challenge is to make a resist using crayons. For this Frottage Collage, I used Encaustic Wax. I also wrote a mini tutorial on the Frottage Collage process. You will find posts one through four of the tutorial here.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

the crow

Size: 11x15
Mixed Media
Those of you who attended the first session of Exploration Mixed Media at The Artist's Nook might recognize the background to this painting. I demonstrated my method of Free Play using watercolor, an art stamp, colored pencils, tinted text papers, and an incising tool on watercolor paper. Upon my return to Arizona, I drew a crow on a branch, using the line meet line method of drawing, to unify the shapes. The second session of Exploration Mixed Media will be held in July 2008. New sample photos and workshop information can be found here. Please join us for three days of play.