Still thinking about this piece. I know what I want to plug in the layers, but there is a ton of work left. Since I am leaving for Texas to teach at the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists Conference I will have to let it sit till I get back. The layers consist of a digital print on wire mesh, digital print on beverage cans and there will be slivers of beverage cans that have digital prints in between. It will be very crushed up. As you can see the layers fall off of each other right now. I may be able to get a few pieces done just to see what it looks like, but there is tons to do before I leave and my keynote to finish today. Those pesky images need to be in place and work:)
“Dimensional Collage With Digital Prints” is my new workshop/article written for Workshop on the Web. This article will appear in the March 2011 issue of this interesting internet publication.
My artwork including journals and art books incorporate original digital images with many textures and other mixed medium elements. Digital media can be used in many uncommon ways with alternative ways. This concept drives my work. For this workshop/article my focus is on simple ways to include digital prints in mixed media art. I chose a base of watercolor paper that can be printed on any digital printer with no precoat. This makes the process fun and simple. The dimensional parts come from other added elements seen in the article.
Here are a couple pics-for the complete worshop/article visit Maggie Grey’s Workshop on the Web to subscribe.
One of the exciting workshops I will be teaching at ARTFEST 2011 in April this year is on the 8th entitled “Layered 3-D Collage”. This interesting workshop is based on building textures and dimension. Techniques from this workshop are just the start of an infinite amount of ways to build interest in your art. The workshop incorporates little challenges where I will supply students with items to stimulate a unique 3-D element. We will also make a 3-D artist card including what is designed in the workshop. Imagination and risk will play a role in this unique workshop.
Passing on what I have learned with digital printing is something near and dear to my heart. At ARTFEST 2011, I will be teaching “Printing Alternative Surfaces” in which we will discover how to digitally print on surfaces other then the norm of photo paper. The surfaces chosen for this workshop give a wide range of what can be printed and will add texture to the prints. Any question you have ever had about digital printing on fabrics and specialty surfaces will be covered and my aim is for everyone in the workshop to go home feeling confident about printing on their own.
I love creating digital prints and then using them for collage or elements in my art books and journals. On Aug 9, next month, I will be teaching “Eclectic Digital Elements Journal” at Art Unraveled in Phoenix Arizona.
We all have photographs that we love and would like to add to our journals or artwork. This workshop introduces you to printing your photographs on uncommon surfaces. Eclectic Digital Elements Journal expands the way you think about your photographs. This concept will even get you thinking about what kind of photographs to take for your work in the future.
One of the great things about this subject is the versatility of the information. This is a great mixed media class; from the fabric embellished cover, to the dyed watercolor pages, concluding with the collage of the pages in the journal itself. There is no end to the ideas once you start using digital elements in your art. This workshop opens a door of expression in a whole new way.
This is a process that takes a path and presents the fundamentals for constructing a custom journal. Techniques are just a bit edgy. Each student in the workshop will express their ideas in their own unique voice.
We will be using my Epson PM260 4″ x 6″ printer to create our digital elements. This printer is amazing at printing beautiful images on alternative surfaces. The workshop is 2 fold in that you learn the process for printing on uncommon surfaces ad you will make a clearly custom journal reflecting your personality.
There is a youtube video posted on this workshop, you will be able to see the journal live. Check my blog post from Dec 9 last year for a complete class description. Then join me in Phoenix for this inspiring workshop. Now here are tons of pics of collage with digital prints.