Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Mind Games VI
Another one of the series. I thought this might be a good time to explain what "mixed-media" means. It's not only using different types of paper or elements in a piece but also using different media. This is a good example, because it includes:
- watercolors (on hands & eye).
- ink and pencil (along edge of main cut-out to tone down white edge and help it blend into the background, and ink that continues the spiral over the eye).
- acrylic gel image transfer (top hand, which was transferred onto the piece by applying acrylic gel to the background and to the inked-side of a photocopy, then burnishing the lines and hoping like heck that the ink sticks to the paper - always a suspenseful moment).
4" x 8" on cloth-covered book board