Monday, 14 March 2016

Always Dream In Colours

Hi Everyone,

I've been catching up on one of the bonus lessons from Week Seven of Life Book 2016, in which the lovely Tam showed us how to do an image transfer with acrylic medium and then have fun with collage and various media to create our own personal "affirmation board". I decided to focus on a couple of things which are really important to me at the moment and I tried to give my painting a dream-like quality ...


I started with a photo of myself printed onto ordinary copy paper. The transfer process was not a complete success ...


... but I persevered! I was really excited to use some of the pretty diecuts and napkins I bought from Amazon especially for this project, as well as a paper pad from my stash and some old book pages ...


The first step was to add some collage pieces and define the features a bit with a graphite pencil. You may notice that I didn't bother to define the wrinkles and eyebags hehehe ...


Then came a base coat of acrylic paint - due to my failure at the transfer technique, it was a very lumpy surface, which wasn't ideal, but I quite liked the way it reminded me of one of those walls covered with layers of advertising posters ...


After this point, I got so engrossed in the process that I didn't take any more progress photos, but suffice to say that I was literally up to my elbows in paint, ink and glue by the time I'd finished - bliss :o)

Thanks for checking out my artyfarty doings today, see you again soon! 

Annie xxx


3 comments:

Val Thorpe said...

Looks great Annie. Love the end result and I am amazed that you managed to get pics as far as you did. :D Beautiful project

Helen Wallace said...

Ooohh - this looks so interesting. Love the idea of playing with the transfer technique. You certainly achieved the dreamy look your were aiming for.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So dreamy - in more ways than one! You drew the face so brilliantly and I love what you did with the diecuts! I thought this was a fun lesson too!