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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2008 03:26:14 PM »

I love your style.  It's familiar, yet unexpected.  And the girls are very cute.  ^^

Another fun thing to do with paper (I learned by accident) is to print a scan of your drawings and drop them in, oh say, a bathtub?  ;3  It's similar to the idea of dipping plain paper (or used book paper) into coffee, but opposite in that what you've printed will attain a washed-out, ghostly look.  Depending on the color of the original image, you might end up with anything from soft greys and ivories to pale pinks where there were once deep reds and browns.
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2008 05:21:08 PM »

I just saw this was a featured project. Yay! Thank you so much. I feel so much more confident now, like, times infinity plus one.

I am going to post some more of my “real life” collages soon, with fabric and buttons. I just need to scan them in… which means cleaning my scanner (charcoal isn’t friendly to scanner glass).

Thank you again EVERYBODY for all of your kind words and incredibly useful suggestions. I have been using them all. I’ve even started carrying my camera around more.

I’m so excited about this art show; I’ll keep you all posted! Smiley

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« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2008 06:16:05 PM »

Other than fabric, and lace. Maybe origami and scrapbooking paper? I am not sure if those have been suggested yet. Sometimes you can also make pretty cool textures using stamps, or even by rubbing various media over paper that's on a textured surface. All tricks that I've used from time to time. I really hope some of these suggestions are new and they help. I look forward to seeing more of you work! Lots of luck with the art show!!!

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« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2008 04:48:06 AM »

I think your art is stunning.
Honestly i'd love to have any of these works hung in my house for evermore.
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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2008 05:39:16 PM »

Holy crap! I'm terribly jealous. I can't even imagine how you do this but I LOVE it!!!

Wonderful work!!!

I'd love to see a tute sometime!


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« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2008 08:13:29 AM »

You are amazing!  I love these so much!  Theyre great!

I wish you would be in out cardboard/dumpster art swap...

I love all of these!  so beautiful!

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« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2008 01:14:48 PM »

These are the cutest pieces of art I have ever seen Shocked  - I would love to own any of the pieces posted so far! I can't wait to see what you create for the art show!

Keep going - you have GREAT TALENT!

« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2008 09:08:43 PM »

wow, your work is so good. you needn't fret, you're a natural talent.i think the ethnic fest should havegone with your idea.It'sso lovely. I am  a big believer in the more paper and patterns you have, the bigger your paintbox, but think about everyday papers, like newspaper or grocery bags, with a thin wash of acrylic paint over them to alter them. some of those backgrounds you have are marvelously shaded. YOu can do thatwith two complementing shades of paint, too.i also like to collage onto stretched canvas cause then you can stitch beadwork right onto it, through layers of paper and fabric. oh, and with your fabric, if you want to cut precise shapes, use thinned white glue to size the fabric
til it's stiff, then you can cut out shapes without fraying. i use a large board with a big garbage bag taped tight over it to paint on or glue on because things peel right off when they're dry, especially nice for background papers so you can slop over the edges freely. And my favorite glue is plain old pva white glue. you canuse it thinned to build up layer, dries fast,clear,and flexible. Oh yeah,i think your work would look great as beeswax collage.
you build up layers with melted  beeswax instead of glue, and it makes for a really misty old time kind of look.And pressed leaves and flowers!
Okay, will stop now..ijust get so excited....!

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« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2008 12:14:18 AM »

i've seen many art shows and these ABSOLUTELY are good enough for a show! these are MAGNIFICENT! i love these. and art is subjective. Smiley

« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2008 06:44:27 AM »

it's really cute Smiley
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