Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Banner

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Mike. We worked on creating a new banner. I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I'm not so sure I could recreate it, or another one. Cause at one point my brain checked out and I just let Mike do his thing. Everything I have learned about blogging has been self taught. Or Mike has helped me. I feel my creativity is being blocked. I know what I want to do, but not sure sometimes how to achieve that end result. I really suck at photo shop. That should be my next class.

The above beeswax collage I used in the banner. The little tussie mussie on the door I used the grunge board. I'm loving that stuff. The tiny butterfly was dipped in wax. It then becomes very easy to mold. Click on the picture and it will enlarge for better details.
The butterflies in the above are done the same way. Her face is shrink plastic. Lace was then wrapped around an old paint brush. Since trying my hand at altered art, I have found that I look at everything differently. Things that I used to throw away I now save. Just what I need more junk. Guess you could say I'm doing "Green Art."


Maija said...

Great stuff Becky!
Love the new banner!

The Scarlett House said...

HI Becky, the new banner is perfect! Love it. Enjoyed seeing you again. Sorry again about running in to your time. Maybe we can take a class together at MP sometime. The Scarlett House is up and running. I'd love to have you visit me there.

Alison Gibbs said...

Love that banner. Photoshop does my head in too.

Sharon said...

Great banner and I love your altered paint bursh. Way cool

carlene federer said...

LOL, isn't it true about all the crazy stuff we save to use in our art!
Great piece, isn't it fun playing with beeswax?

Heather, said...

I'm so, so with you on the banner making skills...totally self taught here too! So many diversions, so little time...must learn Photoshop, practice my soldering, do some more work in wax, play with grungeboard, complete another GPP Crusade....and the list goes on and on! I often wonder if any of the people I admire ever sleep!?