MARCH, 2015 LIVING THE ARTFUL LIFE

WELCOME BACK!

This month I have been experimenting with transfer methods.  I have used a variety of resources and my favorites are:

Jonathan Talbot's "Collage:  A New Approach" and "Acrylic Image Transfer"
www.jonathantalbot.com

Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's "Image Transfer Workshop" and "Surface Treatment Workshop"
www.darleneoliviamcelroy.com

Claudine Hellmuth's "Collage Discovery Workshop"
www.claudinehellmuth.com

All are absolutely wonderful references, but I especially like Jonathan Talbot's method as you end with a piece of artwork with no bubbles and he is so personable to deal with.

The following are a few of the results:


"A Walk on the Wild Side"


"Babel"



"To the Orient With Love"


You may contact me at any time with questions on the techniques at:  bookarts1@aol.com

I am a firm believer that art is to be shared and the more of us that spread that creativity around and encourage others, the better our world will be.

In closing, I want to reference one last book that is a total gem...and fun to read.  It is Austin Kleon's "Steal Like an Artist (10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative".  It has been on the New York Times Bestseller List and every person desiring to be creative needs to read this.

You can now follow me on Pinterest, too...thanks to a wonderful woman I met at Gail Rieke's Valentine-athon I have joined the ranks of the 'rabbit hole'.  Thank you, Maggie, for telling me about it.  

Until next time...Gayle Montgomery bids all of you adieu!