Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pastels on Black Paper

I was just adding the greeting card of the bicycle and the crab to my etsy shop when it occurred to me that this method of working is great fun for children. The cards are prints from original pastel drawings that were done on black paper. When you use the chalks on a dark surface the colors tend to really pop. So, even if you just have sidewalk chalk and black construction paper some really nice results can happen.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Collage the Scraps!

Sometimes after doing some printmaking it's fun to cut up the images and rearrange them to see what interesting collage combinations you can come up with. These are gelatin prints.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Decorate your own Candle Holders

These custom candle holders are the perfect accent for your garden party and make an excellent rainy day activity for children, even though we haven't had had too many days like that here in New Jersey yet this summer. I always keep extra candles on hand in case we loose our power and these are very inexpensive to pick up at the supermarket. I made the floral drawing with markers on a sheet of copy paper and then ran my original through the printer. I adhered my copies to the glass candle holder with Mod Podge and then sealed it with an extra topcoat.