Saturday, March 5, 2011

Art Journal: deMengian Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo
This past week, I've been working on a journal spread inspired by Michael deMeng but since the March Sketchbook Challenge theme is Spilling Over, I perhaps used some of his techniques to excess!

I was fortunate to take two workshops from Michael at the Raevn's Nest Art Retreat in 2008, and I learned a lot from his techniques creating the effect of age and patina using acrylic paints. All these images started out as black & white photocopies of Dover vintage clip art (and one 19th century portrait from my personal collection) and were colored with paint. My friend Gary used Michael's "ghostly glow" technique on his ATCs last month, so I had a go at that with mixed results. The interpretation of this collage is up to you!

March 1-5, 2011

8 comments:

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Wow! I love all the layers and how they are interwoven and connected. What a fabulous journal page!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Kim - it was Raevn's Nest that gave me the opportunity to take those workshops! :D

fiberdance said...

very cool-very "de-mengy"

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Kathi!

milkcan said...

How completely amazing! I love it!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Julie! And thanks for the "Art Journal Every Day" inspiration!

Corinne said...

Super pages!!! Love the color combo- and i really love your 'faces' pages too! xxoo

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Corinne!

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