Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Collage and ATCs

Yesterday I tried to do a self portrait. While I would not say it was successful, it certainly is more like me than the young blond chick I've been using for my photo. I sat in front of the mirrors in my bathroom and drew what I saw. I didn't realize how difficult it would be to look back and forth while drawing and studying.

As for the Paulette Insall class canvas, I have added to her "blouse" and "skirt" with pages from a book entitled "New Voices in American Poetry 1976" that I found at the used book store earlier this week. I've changed her lipstick color to copper and lengthened her hair. I am planning to add another layer of stamping including overlapping with the painted and collaged piece. I will not get any painting done today or for the next several days.

My next day off is Saturday and I hope to finish that piece then. Meanwhile I need to decide what I am going to do with the smaller canvas. I am seriously considering printing out one of my faces on Great White paper and trying a transfer. I am feeling more confident with this idea since I tried it yesterday on an ATC that had been covered in scrapbook paper. The transfer really worked well.

I am working on several ATC swaps. I have included a picture of one of my whimsical houses that needs two more before being mailed. Yesterday I mailed out my whimsical, funky faces ATCs. I wish I had taken pictures to show them. They were definitely funky. I can't wait to see what I get in return. I am also including a picture of the cute little elephant that I transferred to an ATC using Great White paper. The ATC is not yet finished, but I was so pleased with the transfer, I wanted to show it to those of you who are wondering (as I was) whether or not it was worth trying to track down some of this paper. It is made by International Paper.

Bye for now and don't forget to live in the moment.


  1. Beautiful, It's hard to learn;o) I am busy with Suzi but it's fun to do don't you think?

  2. Hi Vicki!
    I'm SO loving your image transfer!!!! It's looking GREAT!!!!

  3. Nice transfer. Doesn't the paper make all the difference?? I love Great White particularly for its ease of removal.