Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
When I started working on some simple techniques to boost the muse, I began to really create again, and I think I have done some of my most satisfying creations. I joined some swaps and cranked them out in record time. I finished a deco book and began work on a new studio space. I also worked on future artwork for Altered Arts magazine, took care of my 2 perfect and adorable grandchildren, and got the wonderful news that my oldest daughter's health issues seemed to be subsiding. Now that I am home from my 3 week visit behind the Redwood Curtain, as I like to call Humboldt County, I hope to get even more inspiration from the sheer joy of being back among my favorite art supplies which offer me comfort and security.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
1. How many altered book artists do you think there are in the USA? Canada? Europe? Asia?
2. Do you think that, in general, altered artists have been neglected by the arts and crafts companies; specifically, is there a need for direct marketing with tools and such that are made with book artists and crafters in mind; items to ease the work of making your projects?
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Every year we have a theme and in the past, we searched for artful treasures (pirates), The Queen of Arts, Mardi Gras; you get the idea. Well, a few years ago my friend and I decided to make a themed costume and BOY! did we start something! Now it is expected! SO the 4 of us in our little So Cal Group are going as bingo cards! (We lost our 5th player due to a new baby arriving in her family any day now.) We have one of those invisible dogs on a leash to be our little bingo dog! I will post pictures of that later!
My trades are altered Rummikub pieces and are pins! I had a lot of fun making them as I changed them up and did not get tired of making them!
So wish me luck and enjoy these pre-cruise pictures! Thanks to Cyndi Duncan for her donation of past issues of the Altered Arts magazine!
Bon Voyage! Robin Knutson
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Choose image and cut out leaving a small 1/8 to 1/16 edge around it.
Cover with clear packing tape and burnish, especially if the image is large and you have to have a seam.
Trim tape to cover just the cut out image with the 1/8-1/16th edge.
Immerse in water for about 1-2 mins.
Remove when the paper backing is wet. Sometimes the image begins to curl up.
Gently rub the paper backing off of the image. Be sure not to rub too hard or all of the image will be removed.
Having some of the image rubbed off will enhance the background you place the image onto. A little of the background will look cool coming through the image.
Let piece dry completely.
Adhere to the ATC or art piece with clear double sided adhesive of your choice.
Till Next Time ROBIN
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I covered the front and back of an ATC card from Silver Crow. I then added the distressed edges using dye ink. To adhere each transfer, I used double sided tape and burnished it well. Titles were printed using an ink jet printer and added with mono adhesive. Each is labeled with my name, contact info, and numbered 1/4- 2/4 -3/4- 4/4; this indicates a series. The titles are as follows: 1/4- Slender Digits 2/4- Hazardous to All 3/4- Pick a Card 4/4- Strumming My Pain.
See you next time! Robin Knutson