Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mummy Portrait 04

Mummy Portrait 04

I was away all weekend doing individual teaching.  My student made two amazing tunnel books in my new format, French doors.  Just lovely!  I also took a workshop in marbleizing papers.  So much fun!

I am trying to use old letters with other vintage papers along with the mummy images.   I love the wood cracks that run through the face.  It makes it almost look like the image is crying.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Mummy Portrait 03

Mummy Portrait 03
I separated the figures from the wooden background of the mummy plank in iColorama.  Then I created a new background for the two figures.  I filtered the images some and called it done.  The next step was to complete the collage as you see it using the altered piece completed in the app.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Mummy Portrait 02

Two-fear Friday.  Funny me!  I got yesterday’s blog entry ready and then dinner was served and I did not get back to publishing it.

Mummy Portrait 02
I really like how this collage turned out.  I used a mummy portrait again but manipulated it in iColorama so that there were three faces.  After printing the image I collages with other materials.  I am thinking I might add one more little piece of fiber somewhere and then submit this piece in the next NW Collage Society show where collages have to have fiber.

Mummy Portrait 01

Egyptian Mummy Portrait 01 

There are about 900 Egyptian mummy portraits found.  Painting the portrait of a person who died was done with the more well to do Egyptians during the Roman occupation of Egypt.  There were two basic forms of creating the portraits.  The first was encaustic painting and the second tempera.  The portraits were placed over the mummy.  They were well preserved because of the desert heat and because they were entombed.

I used the iColorama application to enhance the portraits giving it a more painterly effect.  Then I collaged the images as you see above.





Wednesday, July 17, 2019

ATC Group 2019 Third Quarter - Extraterrestrial Theme

ATC Group 2019 Third Quarter - Extraterrestrial Theme

In February a new group to create ATCs was formed at a Collage Society retreat.  We exchange quarterly and this is our second exchange.  The theme was extraterrestrial which was a challenge for me.  It took me a couple of months of collecting ephemera and thinking about ideas for me to produce this ATC.  I rather like how they turned out.  Each is a bit different because of the background.  All have the rocket, the moon and the planet.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July 2019 APC 15

July 2019 APC 15
This series is at an end.  I think I mentioned that I had made 32 of the locomotion APCs.  As it turned out I only need twelve.  I guess I can take a vacation in an upcoming month and not have to make another APC or ATC.  Ha!  To think that will even happen! :-)

Monday, July 15, 2019

July 2019 APC 14

July 2019 APC 14
I especially like how the APC on the right turned out.  I had used other parts of the ephemera in collages and had this man left over.  Even though alone he is an odd cut, it works here.  I have so many little pieces of ephemera, enough for a lifetime, that I probably would never have to search again for anything special.  With that said, I need to cull what I have and use things up.  Maybe that can be a postcard series.  Using what what one has!