Collaborative traditional cut and paste (scissors and glue ) collage blog with a weekly set theme.
Very beautiful Lynn! Do you know the art of Hinke Schreuders? She has also very beautiful embroidery.
I do, Josephine, and I love her stuff, would like to see it in person some time.
Ooooo...stunning. "It Goes Without Saying" department: the pen (?) effects are especially cool. I like best of all the white lacy lines on her neck. Could you tell us what pens, or whatever, you used? (I'm currently searching for a good white pen. Posca has a line of paint pens with a good white, but even their finepoints are not fine enough for something like this...)
I meant to say "on her neck and chest."
The white lines, my dear, are sewn lines with embroidery thread. I, too, have looong been in search of the magic white pen that will draw thin white lines, and after buying at least 4 different kinds, I think they don't exist...
Wow—'love your needlework, Lynn!Have you tried the finepoint Uni-Posca paint marker? It's not bad. To get the paint flowing, you have to pump the tip up & down a few times, pressing it against decent paper that is black or some other color so you can see what's happening. Or just pump it once, hold it tip down, and be patient. The trick is to be *very gentle* with the tip. If you accidentally push it down (as opposed to sideways) you'll get a big splat. And you don't ever want to use it on paper that's not pretty slick/smooth, or the fibrous compound that is the conical tip will get torn apart—a little bit, or even a lot.Here's an example of how the Uni-Posca paint marker (white, finepoint) writes: look at the squares I drew around the photos on the left. Now that's a tip I wasn't maximally gentle with, and I didn't hold it in a consistent position. The size of that collage is 6" x 9".Non-U.S. folks: Uni-Posca markers are made in Japan, so you *should* be able to find a site that ships them. I just looked at a couple of my favorite marker websites: international shipping is available, with some caveats. And these markers are available at Amazon. I use them so much, I've ordered the whole pack for myself, more than once, and I've given them as gifts. The light blue and light green I don't use very often, but the rest of the colors are smashing!Actually, I just doodled a bit with my Uni-ball Signo (which is labeled "Broad")(?) and it's pretty good—finer than the paint marker, but not as opaque. (Opacity is a big advantage of paint, of course.) It's the white pen recommended by Paper & Ink Arts. Beware of clicking that last link, though: Paper & Ink Arts—especially their paper catalog, which is gorgeous—has irresistible products for any artist! And it's fun to talk to them on the phone, too. =grin=One last thought: I intend to order from P & I Arts their White Rapidograph ink and try it out in a finepoint fountain pen. I'll let you know what it's like.
Oops! 'Screwed up the link: it's Paper & Ink Arts.By the way, I spent about two hours searching around and asking questions on forums about our inability to edit comments. So far, no success... but I haven't given up yet!
Whoa...Greta sure gets into some fancy face work when she is "alone". This is beautiful Lynn.
This is certainly stunning, Lynn! Breathtaking!