Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reframe, artist trading cards

Reframe is word 42 of 67 words.  I chose to reframe some clipped catalog images onto artist trading cards for this challenge.

First, I chose some ATC blanks with oranges and yellows, which I Gessoed to tone down the brightness a bit.    

catalog image

Then, I chose some images that might look interesting over the background and covered them with packing tape.  


bold image

It's important to rub the tape down well onto the images.  Don't expect perfect image transfers, just see what happens.  Sometimes the biggest "mistakes" turn out great!   

Soak the taped images in water and rub paper away.

soaking taped images 

Glue down images to ATC with whichever glue YOU like :)

Here I used Liquitex Matte Gel but a glue stick could work too.

glued tape transfer

After trimming excess tape from the ATCs, I realized something was missing, so...

trimmed ATC

I used Washi tapes to "reframe" these images.  They don't look anything like the images from the catalog now.

washi tape "reframing"

This challenge is about spurring on creativity and its definitely working for me.  

Word #43 is tilt, in case you are playing along.

Do you set creative challenges or goals for yourself?  I'd love to hear what you're up to...

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