Posted by : lara 1.25.2010

So Much - Dirty Scraps Challenge #2

Layout for Challenge #2 at Dirty Scraps (the first being on the design team).

This was a hard but good layout to do and I'm so happy there's a new challenge blog making prompts that can really help you dig under the surface.

So Much - close up - Dirty Scraps Challenge #2

I did the photos using packing tape transfers - it was a wondrous thing accomplishing in real life the same thing photoshop does! It got my brain juices going about other ways to use opacity and transparency in real life...

And, oh yeah, i did a tutorial on how to do these a couple of months ago at gauche alchemy which is

So Much - close up - Dirty Scraps Challenge #2

5 Responses so far.

  1. Carmen says:

    I LOVE IT! Oops didn't mean to shout, caps were on but I do really love this. Very personal but so powerful. I must go check out your tutorial now. Thank you.

  2. Maggi says:

    lol Carmen, you make me laugh girl!

    Awesome work on this Lara! The packing tape transfer is such a creative tool to use, I need to actually try it sometime! lol

    P.S.-Plastic canvas is on my to buy list...I so want to glue it on something ASAP. lol

  3. Joyce says:

    Lookin at this again and was thinkin that those wrinkles help convey some of that emotion.
    What ya doin??? 5:52pm my time, off to get dinner ready

  4. lara says:

    ha ha joyce - didn't realize you were PST? I'm sitting here watching TV desperately wanting to feel creative but am not :(

  5. Joyce says:

    Woke up with the idea that strips of plastic grocery bags braided and then put on my kiddy loom might work so as I sit here braiding I am thinking about the new prompt over at AYITLOAAJ and the words saturation and thanks to you- opacity and transparency and birds and how they all fit together. I'm also thinking about the awesomeness your brain is whippin' up. I put straight food coloring into a spray bottle as part of the masking this morning and it shows but doesn't show however It looks really cool on brown sackpaper that has white paint and gesso on it. Happy happies.

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