Collage Friends by Shellie Lewis, 5″ x 7″. Paint transfer toner image, paper collage, acrylic paint, iridescent blue paint, gel medium and gel medium skin toner transfer, gloss acrylic sealer on recycled chipboard packaging.
I have been noodling with mixed media and learned of a technique of using acrylic paint to transfer images. This is working better for me than gel medium transfer. Light colors of acrylic paint will transfer toner images onto a surface. You need a toner based image [magazine page, catalog page, photocopy or toner print] to transfer. Photocopy or scan your own drawings or photographs and use those to make mixed media art. Read more…
Found by my friend Heather Loresch at Spring Brook nature center in Itasca. Police call box, no Time Lord available.
I photographed a Chicago Wolves game last September and just went through the images today. I’m pretty disappointed in a lot of the shots I took. Mostly I captured face-offs and stoppages of play. Maybe these shots are a little arty or dramatic portraits but not good action sports photos.
Unlike the red/white game for the Chicago Blackhawks, I had a lot of barriers to getting a good action shot during this game. The lighting at a local rink in the Franklin Park suburb is nothing like the United Center, Soldier Field or any pro sports arena. The pro sports arenas have better than daylight conditions because not only is it brighter than the sun, the very white lights are arranged in a way that there are few shadows. I shot a lot of motion blurs and many shots were super grainy. It felt like trying to capture fast motion in a basement. The glass was a constant problem with glare, scratches and smudges interrupting the shots. The game was a $5 pre-season event and the stands were packed, team security was in place and there were no options to move around the rink or try to shoot around the glass by the benches. I had to worm around in my seat as best as I could and make do with the seat I had and wish I had a press pass.
Artist trading card inventor m. vanci stirnemann lists active trades on his website and I joined a 20:20 trade, sending in linocuts of a large edition I just completed. I took a quick camera phone photo of a cute vintage VW convertible last summer and saved it for a linocut. The ATC trade I joined, named “Sister Trading Cards”, is for women and the host put the details as:
project! for women! ladies! chicks! girls!
SISTER TRADING CARDS – the all-girl trading card set
make and send 20 ATCs – any theme – no deadline
you’ll get a set (including your own card) back
send 20 ATCs (20 different ones or 20 times the same)
size 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches (64 mm x 89 mm)
sign, number and date on the back of the card
no theme, all techniques
you will get a set back
send it to:
STC c/o Cat Schick
246 23rd Ave. NW
If you get another participant’s e-mail address, please don’t add it to your general address book as that person might not want to be on any mailing lists. Thank-you.
I have plenty more of this ATC to trade. Please send an email if you want to swap!
I did a few series of artist trading cards and wound up grouping them together in one .jpg for display. I like to put my work online but a series is a lot of images to scroll through one by one. Having them separate dos not demonstrate the series as a coherent group very well. I went back to the old art school trick where students put related works together on one slide, usually for PowerPoint. If the professor told you you could show 12 slides, we figured out that did not necessarily mean 12 works of art, only 12 images with whatever art we wanted put in each one. I usually go with some shade of gray for the background. White and black backgrounds are really stark and done too often. I just drop a layer in Photoshop and bucket tool the whole thing. I went with a bluish-red with the Dia de los Muertos series to make it more interesting. I cheated with that one and just put a red piece of paper behind the cards on the scanner, which is why the art in the other images are a lot straighter.
If you are reading this because you are trying to learn something about a Gateway SX2110-UB25 PC, put that thing back in the box and return it to where you bought it right now! This PC and Windows 8 are garbage. The Gateway Gateway SX2110-UB25 Windows 8 PC does not have wireless internet. (It has a port for an ethernet cable. How very 1990s!) I spent many hours trying to help someone access the internet since her service is wireless and she bought this computer.
Even better, Windows 8 was not working with various USB wireless adaptors (aftermarket devices sold separately) and kept kicking the USB wifi offline. Windows 8 would not, no matter what I did, recognize the PCI Express card I installed internally. Best Buy was a total misery, refusing to take back the PC because it was 2 days past the 15 days allowable for the return, a screw was missing from the back of the tower and there was a small dent in the bar between the break-out sections for the slots including the slot for PCI Express wireless card that did not work. The manager was a real dick about our complaints regarding the system’s problems and the bottom line is that Best Buy takes your money, only takes your money, and will only take your money. I personally would neither give any money to either Gateway or Best Buy myself, and sadly the person I was helping who only wanted an affordable PC is now stuck with this lemon.
Just some low res copies of royalty free stocks from morgueFile.com for an online art trading group.
This is a basic eight page zine that is made from one sheet of paper. Print the template below for a practice copy. The orientation of the page numbers shows which way is up for each page. Accordion fold the zine to get your eight pages. Right click and open in a new tab in your browser if you are having trouble downloading the full size image. This is sized to 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Here is a quarter fold zine pattern for 8 pages from one page. The differences are: you need to cut across the whole center dashed line, you need something to bind the pages together (like a needle and heavy thread or staples), and you need to print two-sided on one piece of paper. I marked how to flip the paper around in your printer or copier if the system you use is not automatic. I like using 110# cardstock paper for this pattern so inks do not bleed through the pages. Open and download this PDF for the pattern. I placed the .jpg versions below.
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I love this silkscreen print, large poster graffiti in my neighborhood. This one on the el train bridge is still intact after months of being put up. Sadly, I do not have a pair of glasses in red and blue plastic with the handy white cardboard frames.