Monday, May 23, 2011

Still Inspired.....

......by all I learned/experienced at the Lynne Perrella workshop I attended a little over a week ago.  The asian theme found its way into this altered game piece pin:


First the piece was colored with alcohol inks, then the chinese "love" was stamped with archival ink.  The dragonfly was stamped with clear ink and embossed with a bright green powder (Zing's leaf).  On the right, a blue mix of micro beads was adhered with multi medium.  For the danglie....I wrapped some colored wire tightly around the piece (I say this casually as though it just took seconds to do.  NOT!  It took some effort and more coordination than I normally possess, but finally succeeded), and then attached the beads, doing some twisting and curling of the wire.  Here's a closer look:



This is the back.  I don't know what game this piece is associated with, but it's roughly the size of a domino, just a little wider and shorter.


I later did a quick collage on a large sheet of paper and decided to cut it up and make some tags.





After a gorgeous sunny Saturday, the rains returned yesterday, and I took this as a sign that I should stay indoors and create something just for me.  Not for a swap or a challenge or a gift.  So I pulled out the red rosin paper, the gesso, the odds and ends of collage art, and worked on it, on and off, all day.  Note to Self: buy more stencils IMMEDIATELY!


It's a medium sized piece, a little under 12x18" and I made it using all the layering/texturing/stenciling techniques we learned from Lynne.



12 comments:

Elena said...

Wow! Eileen! There tags are fantastic! But that piece you made for yourself is amazing! Can you maybe write out the instructions for this technique for us? I would love to try it! I have TONS of stencils!

Lori said...

Very cool stuff! BTW, that game piece is from Rummikub, and I know this because I've played it for hours with my grandmother. HOURS. She loves that game. Your tags are wonderful, and love the Perella inspired piece, really fantastic!

teri said...

I've been buying laser-cut stencils since the workshop. The Michaels in NYC has quite a few. Love seeing your work!!

Bethan said...

gorgeous piece of art! wow!

Lillian Mederak said...

fabulous Eileen !!!
I love all of it
but especially the asian piece
Your work is beautiful as usual
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Lilli
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Sue Young said...

Eileen,this piece is just wonderful ! So beautiful and elegant!!!oh,how I want to take a class from her! Fabulous job,mon amie! Xo

Nancy Lynn said...

This is a Rummikub game piece. I have an elderly friend who loves to play this game. If you need a supply of them, let me know, as I have a ton in my stash. Love the Rummikub piece and the other items. Your art is beautiful.

Vic said...

All your pieces are great. I love what you made for yourself.

Patzee said...
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Patzee said...

Creating art just for yourself is so liberating. Your large piece is wonderful. How cool to create just to please yourself. It's so lively, colorful and cooooool!

goodling4 said...

Eileen....OMG...the stencils and all your hours of love and labor that you poured into your Asian piece that's JUST FOR YOU...leave me "almost speechless" You rocked on this artwork!!!
XXO Gina G

craftyM said...

HOLY COW.... Just amazingly beautiful work, Eileen... I agree with Eleana, can you make us a brief outline...I know there are tons of extra details, but at least just some basic steps! This piece you've done for yourself is so very cool! GOOD FOR YOU! I want to take a class from her or our own "suedo Lynne from the Bronx" is just fine with me, too! I have never been as inspired as I was by your first Lynne sharing! So, let's do it again, my friend! And lots of stencils huh? hmmmmm
Marita