Monday, April 20, 2015

dlp2015 13 & 14

Still catching up posting my dlp2015 pages so here's a couple more.

The prompt was to make a custom element. I have boxes of family
photos that I'm determined to use up before I croak, so I tore my mom
out of a set of studio shots she had done when she was 20 or so,
around 1944, cut some strips of gelli print in my fave colors,
found some pearl cotton and made an element. The background is
black gesso, which is so wonderfully, emphatically *BLACK*.

The technique was watercolors. I did quite a bit of stamping with
ink that turned out not to be waterproof. Oops. But then I kinda
got into it and encouraged the drips with more watercolor paint.
This one is dark and weird and isn't on my top ten list.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE how you are using your own family photographs in your art work. You have inspired me to use some of mine too....And your mom was lovely. I certainly hope it will be a long, long time before you