Tuesday, May 08, 2012

CREATE New Jersey

I am so excited that I will be teaching at CREATE New Jersey this summer.  If you are looking for something to do in July, check this out!
On Wednesday July 18 I will be teaching a lettering class during the day. Here are some photos:

In the evening on Wednesday I will be teaching "Tiny Beaded Book." It's a small book with a coptic binding with beads.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mixed media demo at Memphis Calligraphy Guild

At the Memphis Calligraphy Guild's meeting on Monday, I demonstrated several mixed media techniques.  Here are some photos:

Samples of crackle paste and light molding paste on canvas:

Full size view of mixed media painting:

Detail of crackle medium on canvas:

Detail view of small collage pieces, with faux encaustic techniques:

This is an acrylic skin, made by spreading soft gel medium onto a sheet protector, and letting it dry overnight:

Experimenting with different placements of the skin:

 The skin, trimmed and pasted onto a painting using fluid matte medium. It will dry clear.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GIlded Envelope Book

In October I learned a new  book structure (new to me).  It was a book constructed with folded envelopes. Cutting the ends off each envelope created side pockets that are great for holding tags and other inserts.  I fell in love with this concept and have been experimenting with it since then. This book combines that idea with experimental gilding techniques.  Here are a few photos:

Gold applied over acrylic gloss medium:

View of several folds:

Light molding paste applied with a heart stencil, then gold added:

Full sheet of gold leaf applied, then painted over and stamped:

On this page – variegated gold leaf, and gold applied with stamps:

Another view of several of the pages:

I will be teaching some of these gilding techniques at Holy Angels Convent, April 20-21.