Saturday, August 14, 2010

Handshakes

It's been quite some time since I played in my Hands AB. What I'm working on now will end up being a six "page" spread. I found I have so many handshake images, I decided to turn them into one continuous statement. When I finish the series of handshakes, I will also take a photo so you can see the entire spread.

This is the first image that I placed over a background of my hand painted deli paper. Not sure you can tell from the scan (which will enlarge quite nicely, I think), but this is on the right side of the page.

I added an extension, which tucks back into the book so I could add the second image. These images are from various magazines and they are slightly smaller than the height of the book, but wider than the width. I struggled with having the images cut off at the top of the spread before the top of the book, but not sure how to remedy it. One of the hazards of using magazine images, I guess. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm totally open to correcting these pages.

Today I will be out and about with my art friend and shopaholic Kathy. We will be taking Wendy (for those of you new to my blog, Wendy is a stuffed doll) with us because Kathy's car cools down quickly after our hot shopping stops. I'll take pictures and share them on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone.

While doing an internet search looking for mixed media and fabric blogs, I ran across Beate's Fabric Art. Beate lives in Germany. Imagine my surprise, after perusing several pages of lovely collages, jean purses, and superb photography, I saw Cute Potato. If that sounds familiar to you, it's because Cute Potato is a stuffed darling doll that is currently visiting one of the blogs in the UK I regularly read: Chris at Bling-Kin-Eck. It really is a small community. So don't forget to check out Beate's Fabric Art today. I promise, there is some serious eye candy to be seen there.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Yay, you're back to working on the hands! I love this series of yours! Re the image ending before the book, what if you added a border over and across the top, could use it for text as well?
I'm sure however you remedy it, it will be wonderful!

Steph said...

Oohh this is soo cool....nice theme and love the collage....I'm trying to catch up with all your recent postings....wait up.... ;))))

Diane said...

I agree with Stephanie--it would finish it off with a text border across the top, but it's looking excellent right now.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I never tire of hands ... super handshake images and what you've done with them E
You and Wendy have a fun day out and about :)
oxo

Mar said...

your spread is going to become an awesome addition to this book!
enjoy the "off" shopping day...
and i hope it has cooled off some for you!

fairyrocks said...

These altered pages are the BEST!!!!
Love it, will be watching for your completed project, Your art work is so inspirational

Monica said...

how interesting! i would go with either a border or a funky doodle thing coming out of the hand.

Marlynn said...

I really do love your Hands AB. Glad you are showing more of the spreads. Harley sends his undying love to Wendy and wishes he was with you as the three of you are about this Saturday. Stay cool as I do believe you all are still having the heat. Ours ended up in the 80s and humid but not complaining. Have a great weekend, girlfriend. Hugs,

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've been practicing drawings hands because I love using hands in my journal pages. So hard! But one day I'll get it! I'm sure Wendy will enjoy her day out with you!

Patsy from
HeARTworks

Pallavi said...

wow that looks great...i had to stare and think about the pictures for a sec..they looked like they were on paper then i had to wonder if they were digital..n e ways great job!!

Cindy McMath said...

Great background Elizabeth! Love these handshake imaegs too. Although I think you can leave them as is, another option would be to add some sort of border to the top of your page. You could draw it, paint it, or use some torn paper.

Cindy :)

Beate Knappe said...

Thank you a lot for what you say about my Blog :-))) You are so kind - have a wonderful start in a new week

Marilyn Rock said...

Love the handshakes! Awesome. xxoo

FlipSyde said...

Ah Ha. Many questions answered by enlarging pictures.... (yep, I came back to this post.) But. I have questions about inserting the tuck-in page now....
:)
Amy, who wishes she just magically thought of this stuff on her own but totally doesn't.