Monday, October 22, 2018

Trying Tack Down Collage

I've been reading blogs by collage artists and found Laura Lein-Svencner.  She does tack-down collage using gloss polymer varnish and a tack iron.  I don't have a tack iron but I do have a small travel iron in my studio.  I also had this mono-type that I had intended to paint but instead dug out collage papers in some colors that might work.

The first step was to add a coat of the polymer to the print and the collage papers, then cut the papers and iron them on.  It works beautifully.  Then I dug out a cradle to mount the piece on, added a coat of gesso, some rice paper and after everything dried, a coat of the polymer varnish.  Hooray, that worked as well.

It's not as messy as glue but not sure it will work with some of the things I add to my current 4x4 series.  I am going to try it but those are on hold for a little while.  The Holiday Show at the Gallery is coming up soon and I need to get more Wonky Angels finished for that.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Exhibit Opening At The Gallery Uptown

The October exhibit, 4 X 4 X 4, opens tonight at the gallery.  The reception is from 5:30 to 8.  I'm excited to be hosting three super artists, Chris Brown, Ken Widing and Glenda VanRaalte.  I'm the 4th artist with some of my daily collages.
Here is a sample of the other artists work in order
Now that the exhibit is up I can get back to reorganizing my studio.  I'm pleased with how it's going though there is still a long way to go.  Patience is not one of my virtues, I am easily distracted if I find something that inspires action while I sort.  Often I end up finding something I had forgotten about and stop sorting to work on what ever it is I found.  I've been pretty good this time.  Instead of stopping I've set up files where I can put things like that so I can go back to them when I'm done with this task.

Did I mention that I am working on a memoir?  It's not necessarily my life but stories about the people and events in my life.  As I'm sorting through old papers and photos I'm coming across things that I should include.  That is one of the files that I've started.  

It's time to head back into the studio.... more sorting today.