One of my students who enjoyed my watercolor collage workshop also mentioned that she has a Sizzix machine. This is a hand-run press with embossing templates. Immediately we both saw the possibility of adding this texture to my refractured watercolor work. Last week I created a new painting for a refracture:
… and yesterday when she was at sm’Art studio for a follow-on lesson to my Absolute Beginner’s class. she loaned it to me again to emboss the pieces I had cut. This is what they look like so far!
The two on the left are our original test to see if the watercolor paper would emboss nicely. The rest are the refractured watercolor.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this works out when I assemble them. Watch this space!
#1296 Irina’s Sky. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 5×3.5″ matted to 7×5″ $25.
Irina’s sky has a story behind its name. D’s niece was adopted from the Ukraine and, being required upon adoption to take a middle name picked her Mom’s. One of the things she has commented on is that on cloudy days, it reminds her of where she grew up.
#1297 Serendipity. 3.5×5″ watercolor collage on foamcore, matted to fit 5×7″ frame. $25
Serendipity just came together so easily from a few pieces of collage that came to hand so easily I think they had been huddling in the box.
#1288 Let Dreams Through. Watercolor collage, 5×3.5 matted to fit 7×5″ frame.
Here are another couple babies from the bin. For the first painting, I was definitely in my right brain when I was inspired to name it. On the second one, I just love the way I’ve been able to find the clouds that flow throughout the collage.
#1289, Continuous. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 3.5×5″, matted to fit 5×7″ frame.