Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stack It, Cut It, Stack It Again

I've made a glorious mess of the studio this week and I'm digging paint out from under my nails. That's always a good sign.

I've been making small art pieces using scraps of cotton fabric, multi-purpose fabric, and paper that I already have on hand. Sometimes minimizing your options focuses your attention.

The top layer of this piece (blue) is Multi-Purpose Fabric that's been monoprinted many times with Stacked Journaling in layers of acrylic paint. Some of the fabric was then cut away to create a "window" for the painted water color paper that backs this piece (yellow/orange). It's about 5" x 7".

I used a second piece of the blue MPF from the above photo for this next bit of art...

(6" x 11")

... and backed it with a different piece of painted water color paper.

A third piece of MPF, painted in the same way as the pieces above but with a slightly different color palette, is also backed with a piece of water color paper, this one treated with MX dyes.

 (6" x 8")

Finally some hot (pink) paper-on-paper action.

(12" x 24")

This piece was screen printed first and then had cut Stacked Journaling paper pieces mounted onto it.

Happy creating!


Kathy said...

Judi-I am constantly amazed at your beautiful work! Your technique and style make wonderful pieces of art that I just love. I feel so lucky that you share it with us on your blog!

elle said...

30I'm not sure what it is, but there is something very satisfying about these stacked works of art. I almost want to say soothing. ;^)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I need to learn about this stacked process. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Joy V said...

These are great Judi. Did you cut before the top layer of what looks like paint?