Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting messy Hands

This two page spread was so much fun. My only problem was, I couldn't scan both sides at the same time.

The left side has a painted paper towel background. I suspect you can tell it was actually a paper towel I'd used to catch errant paint or ink drips. To highlight the magazine image, I used a favorite technique of one of my favorite artists: Christine Clemmensen. My friend Billie eats those Rochette (or however it's spelled) candies like crazy, so she saves the gold foil wrappers for me, along with the little liners they sit in. I simply cut one in fourths to use as "photo corners."

Not long after I issued a challenge on my blog and Yahoo group to make art from scraps, I received this ad, along with a coupon, in my mail. Although it was on heavy postcard weight paper, I backed it with card stock, because it stuck quite far above the book. Fun to see, but deadly if the book was dropped on its top. Of course I had to use a painted paper towel for the background.

Yesterday's new blog belongs to Christine Clemmensen, whose technique I mentioned above. Although Christine's blog is not new to me, it is still worth viewing and could very well be new to you. Christine is the co-author of Scraps, a book I have read from cover to cover and love dearly. There are many great techniques in it, as well as on Christine's blog.

8 thoughtful remarks:

Marilyn Rock said...

Great spreads Elizabeth! Love the inclusion of the paper towel. xxoo

Dianne said...

this is such fun! love the message...somehow I always find my hands in the paint... and it's true that the paper towels make an excellent design element...great work!

Terri Kahrs said...

LOVE your choice of media, Elizabeth, and thanks so much for introducing me to Christine's blog - it's amazing! Thank you so much for your congrats and sweet comments. Your encouragement means the world to me! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Christine said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog :-) It works really well with the image-towel-corners.
Happy New year.
(I liked reading your resolutions :-)

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful journal pages- wonderful techniques and expression! I want to thank you for featuring my blog- so thoughtful of you and I am so glad to have found your blog as well. Today is my birthday and you have given me a beautiful gift!! I look forward to following your blog and seeing more of your wonderful art and that of others that your feature. Thanks again!

Seth said...

Love the hand prints!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your photo corners are delicious E! Ask me how I know ;) Those chocolates have hazelnut bits in them ... ummm! Great pages, the hand prints are very dramatic!

Lisa said...

really lovely AB spread..especially the handprints!