Sunday, 27 October 2013

Autumn

I have been trying new techniques. For autumn, I wanted to make a piece that clearly showed Fall leaves in some brilliant colors but I also wanted them to be transparent. I first tried making gels but they didn't give me the level of transparency that I wanted. Next, I painted different Fall colors on a piece of a clear overhead transparency. I didn't get the depth of color that I wanted, but I did get the transparency I wanted of the leaves. After the alcohol ink dried, I cut out leaves, drew lines on them, and then I laminated them. Last, I cut the leaves out in the size and shape of a tag and hung it from clear fishing line. To photograph it, I had to put a sheet of white paper behind it. It didn't match what I pictured in my mind but it was an interesting experiment and it looks pretty cool hanging from the big branch in my studio where I hang my tags.

12 comments:

  1. Cool! They have kind of a retro look, and the way the colors overlap is marvelous. Blessings!

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  2. I agree with Arnoldo! Like the colors too.

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  3. These are wonderful! I love the colors!
    Thanks for enjoying my butterflies!

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  4. i like it! when i was a kid we made bookmark tags with clear contac paper and leaves, flowers, yarns and other bits and piece. your tag reminds me of these many bookmarks. xo

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  5. Amazing idea and a very beautiful creation

    Chrissie x

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  6. Great idea - I'm sure it looks just wonderful hanging and catching the light! Carolyn xx

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  7. Great experiment and the finished result is lovely!
    Jane x

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  8. Love it Martha. It would be awesome in a window too, spreading the colours around as the sun shone through ;))

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  9. I'm glad you experimented, it's what tag Tuesday is for! A great tag. X

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  10. So beautiful - like a moving stained glass window, I love it ! :o)

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  11. Love the vibrant colours you get.
    Don't you just love experimenting. Nice tag

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