Tuesday, 19 February 2013

G is for goose

Kiss and Hold Hands
As I continue to work with altered rolodex cards for my art wheel, I experiment with all sorts of ideas and techniques and materials. Lately I've been having fun with gel image transfers. This card/tag starts with papers glued to the card stock, and a stamped image, and then two different layers of gel transfers applied separately. The whole is rubbed with cold wax at the end, and that is when the red stamped heart shapes began to smear. I stopped handling it at that point.
I thought of goose right away for the letter G and when I searched around here I could not find any. Nothing in National Geographic magazine, nothing in my clipping file, or in my clip art books...so I gave up and was just messing around. When I went through a stack of papers I'd received in a paper swap last month, I discovered a hand written letter in an alphabet/language that I know not. There was two chicken scratch drawings of geese. In one image they were kissing and the other holding hands. I knew that I had my geese.
Thanks for looking today, and I look forward to viewing your work now, *hugs* Norma, x

12 comments:

  1. Nice tag - love how you have made it, and the geese! Valerie

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  2. Interesting techniques. Glad you found the geese!

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  3. How wonderful to find just what you needed Norma - I need a gelli plate!

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  4. What lovely work - the images of the geese are delightful - how lucky to find them! Great colours too - red always looks so good with black and white doesn't it.

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  5. Love it! Such great quality to your tag!

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  6. Great arty tag, I keep looking at Gel plates and wondering if indeed I might lots of use for one, must add to my research further list ;)

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  7. What fun to try new techniques and end up with a fab tag like this one Norma. Your rolodex is going to be a wonderful keepsake :0) Mo

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  8. Really interesting and full of amazing techniques! Carolyn x

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  9. Oh I just love this - the little drawings, the background, everything - really cool :o)

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  10. Interesting and unusual, your wheel will be amazing when it is finished, Jane xx

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  11. Lovely tag with a nice story to it. I hadn't heard of Gelli plates until this week, and now everyone is talking about them!
    Jane x

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  12. I went with geese this week too. Hugs Mrs A.

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