Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Three Times the Challenge

I have to say, the Artx3 project was a lot funner than I thought. Initially, I was horrified that I would receive something covered in bright pinks and blues - which, judging by a lot of the first pieces, was a justified fear - but after I received a great second piece to work on and an even better third, my fears were pushed away. I had so much fun crafting using a background someone else made. It made me realize how much art can be influenced by other's.

The picture attached is my first layer. I kind of went overboard on the paste...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quite Fortunate

I have always found it hard to follow specific guidelines when creating art. When we were given fortunes from fortune cookies, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to have a lot of freedom, but I soon discovered that what I had to work with wasn't as liberating as I thought. The fortunes were relatively straightforward - at least, the ones that I got were - and I didn't know what I wanted to do. I began to take several components from various fortunes and I stuck them together to create something really cool. Its simple, yet its exactly what I wanted. I'm so pleased with how its coming along!

The first picture is the skeleton of what would become the second picture: the finished product.

Queen of Pop

We delved into the world of pop art prints, and it was really fun. Messy, yes, but fun! Last year we did something similar, but not with stamps. I remember back in middle school when we carved stamps. The carving was defiantly my favorite part, aside from the constant fear of stabbing yourself with the carving tool. (When the fire drill bell rang I almost took my nail off... Yeah, I really shouldn't be using sharp objects in excess.) I loved using different color combinations to see what would work, and ultimately making a massive mess. I was afraid my print would be too intricate to pull of, but the necklace I picked to make into a stamp was too pretty to pass up.

The picture attached is the original sketch that became my stamp. I almost enjoyed it more than the stamp itself. I'm very proud of myself for it :)