Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blue Andy, Mixed Media Collage, 9x12

The doll show is looming closer and I finished this piece this afternoon. This is one of the few, if not the only, collage I've created in which I incorporated paper that I made myself. As much as I love paper, I don't normally make my own. But one week a few years back I decided to venture into paper production and found it to be great fun; just a little time consuming. I loved manipulating the color and adding bits and pieces of other materials into the mix... especially glitter. The shrimpy/corally colored paper in this piece is the paper made by me.

If you'll remember, this is the original photo of Andy:

Now... on to the "headless doll challenge."


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Are you kidding me? I cannot BELIEVE you made the paper on this! And is that a photo transfer of the doll, too? Man, YOU need to be teaching workshops! I love, love, love this one.

Kristeena Crabb said...

Thanks, Kelley! That means a lot coming from you.

I actually manipulated the photo in photoshop and then printed it out on cold press watercolor paper. Then I applied about 3 layers of Lascoux acrylic varnish (2 coats gloss; 1 coat matte) which gives it a lot of translucency and depth.