The pear is entirely made up of painted text, all torn. Elizabeth's mantra of "no scissors, ever!" kept repeating in my head. The background is mainly painted, with just a bit of paper along the sides. Next, I'd like to try an animal portrait, and then, maybe, a human. We'll see about that.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Documented Life -- It's All About the Text(ure)
The current prompt in The Documented Life Project is to include some book pages. Having just experienced the wonders of painted paper collage, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I found a photo of a pear (to go with the apple I did in the workshop) online, and spent a good part of an afternoon painting all sorts of text pages with every shade of green and yellow. You know you've gotten a lot out of a workshop when you find yourself immediately including the techniques learned in pieces done outside of the class. I found myself remembering the tips Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson gave us, and as a result, this page came together with far fewer problems. And I really like it a lot. Thanks, Elizabeth!