my friend really liked the acrylic technique book i was making for myself. so now i am making one for her too! my hands are covered in paint!!
the first techniques are from try it tuesday. i was beginning to get frustrated that there was no link to the individual techniques in their side bar. i was just about to make my own list when i found their link. duh.
week 2 was a transparency alternative. it was basically a packing tape transfer. my example is really not exciting at all, so i didn't even scan it. i skipped week 3 because it was making paper from other paper. i don't even make paper, but i think it should be made from fiber, not from other paper. eep. how can i be a paper snob?
the torn paper background i showed previously was the technique for week 4. i enjoyed this one more than i thought i would, but it was a lot of work.
oh, i guess that's the end of their list of previous techniques. week 5 seemed to just be a recap of the 4 previous weeks.
i still have to try week 6, easy rusted backgrounds. week 7 is altered postcards with transfers. hmmm. then it seems to stop. i have to say that the most interesting seemed to be week 1, and then i have just been playing along hoping for some surprise.
anyway, i moved on to some other sources for techniques. first i tried the background technique that misty mawn wrote up in cloth paper scissors. this was a ton of fun!! my background is a bit more busy than i usually work with, but i got some great ideas.
after that i moved on to her second book.
i tried to do the contact paper shape technique a few times, but couldn't get it to work. the tissue paper technique is currently drying.
and what will i do will all these sample boards? well, i thought i might begin to make some painted covers. i thought they might be less time consuming, and therefore i could place them at a lower price point. i have a show in chicago the first weekend in august. it's a small show, and i think that lower priced items are going to be the key. so i'm gearing up.
i also have some exciting news about an exhibit for illinois arts week. but i need to find some more details before spilling the beans.