Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What to do with your inchies?

Inchie swaps are hot right now. Inchies are little pieces of art defined buy their size - one square inch.  I'm not big on doing swaps, mainly because I don't know what to do with the art I get in return.  This little modified accordion book, made from origami star shapes, is perfect for storing and showing off these tiny treasures.  Here are some pictures:

Individual inchies, mounted on black cardstock:

Cover of accordion star book:

Book spread out:

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Newberry Lirbary Show

These pieces of mine were accepted into the Chicago Calligraphy Collective's annual show at the Newberry Library. Exploration 2008 will take place from May 28-July 11, 2008.

So Simple, 9" X 12", acrylic and transfers on canvas.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Paste Papers from the workshop

Here are some of the paste papers that I did during the Rosie Kelly workshop.

On the second day we started lettering on the pages. I used twinkling H2Os, Dr. Martins Bleed Proof white and sumi ink to see what worked on the backgrounds.

I wanated to experiment with transfers to see if they would work with the paste/acrylic combination. The image of David was an inkjet transfer that I applied before the paste was laid down.

This page is the title page of the book I worked on in class. Rosie showed us how to emboss the border around the opening, and it looks really crisp.

This is what the page looks like without the cover sheet.