Here are three pics showing the progression of today's time in my art-lair. This is a 5" X 7" collage I made for my sister and brother-in-law, who live in Indianapolis with their two little boys. The heart image has been transferred atop a map of Indianapolis.
I'm super-sorry for the poor picture quality; my camera is once again in my daughter's hands--so the following crappy shots were done using my laptop's camera.
Layer 1: some pieces of vintage ephemera and a bit of blue mulberry paper.
Layer 2: using a stencil I cut, I added some red spray paint.
Layer 3: I glued the heart/map atop the whole thing.
"DSM On My Mind": another small (5 x 7") collage, using--among other things--the image transfer method I spoke of in my previous post.
In my quest to find a usable image transfer method for collage, I ran across the following video (watch all three parts), which is now my stand-by method. Above are a couple of pics of some heart images that I created using the method. I'm envisioning a lot of possibilities using this method in my collage work; for example, I could see creating a transfer of a photo of a loved-one, which could then be layered over some sort of meaningful bottom layer.
Below the video I've included a couple of pics, showing how these transfers can be layered atop other images (in these cases, maps).
In a nut-shell it's this: 1, brush a fairly thick layer of soft gloss gel onto glass; 2, place an image into the gel and allow it to dry; 3, wet and rub away the paper, leaving just an image embedded in the gel; 4, brush on a few more layers of gel (allowing dry time between); and 5, peel the image (shown in my pic) off the glass.
...titled "Indigestion." Image size = 5" x 7". Vintage medical illustration, part of 1999 Iowa road map, and tissue paper. I believe I need to buy one of those magnifier/light combos because I nearly went cross-eyed trying to x-acto the thin roadways from the map.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.