So I have been trying to make my room decor as steampunk as possible and it’s taken me quite a while to get things to where they are currently. It is still a work under progress but I thought I’d share a few pictures with you….
Posts Tagged With: collage
I love to scrapbook and make altered books and I have recently added ATCs to that list! So when I wanted to make a sort of a journal/scrapbook/altered book to record my life in 2009 I was a little confused about the format and material I would put in there.
I have been reading how many artists keep journals and books to try out different art/craft techniques, or how an altered book artist keeps one book just as a test canvas (sometimes that book itself turns out to be a piece of art!).
Since school is going to start soon I took this Saturday off as a day for “creating”! I have joined a few ATC groups recently and there was a long debate about fabric ATCs on one of them. Having read many different ways of dealing with fabric, and seen some gorgeous work done by other artists, I armed myself with fabric scraps, ribbons, beads, glue, paint, card and some needles and thread. Laying everything all around me (this is the only way I can work, in a mess =) )I picked up a piece of fabric and started. I created a collage of fabric and it was so much fun. I tried
That is what the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) strives to do. They are an international organization with national chapters in numerous countries. Recently IBBY Pakistan launched a campaign to promote reading amongst children in Pakistan. They wanted to design very unusual, colorful and attractive posters that would bring children closer to books.
I was lucky to have the opportunity to design this set of five posters. They needed to be out of the ordinary and so I used altered art techniques.
Who knew it would take me all of one week to get hooked onto ATCs and Art Dolls! Well I have fallen in love with this craft, not only that, I am also enjoying connecting with other artists via different art groups. Another reason why these on line groups are so cool is that you get to trade ATCs and participate in swaps. This is pretty crucial as ATCs stand for Artist ‘Trading’ Cards =). I have just mailed some Continue reading
I have been very lazy over these winter holidays and have come to the conclusion that I need deadlines to function =). Well one way to overcome that hurdle was to join an art group. After much research I have joined an Artist Trading Card group and have just finished my first batch of ATCs using tissue paper and foam!
I strongly urge all of you out there interested in collage and mixed media to try their hand at ATCs. The Artist Trading Card Workshop be Bernie Berlin is an excellent book to get you started, but let me warn you…ATCs are extremely addictive =)…