Friday, April 9, 2010

Some new ATCs and Lino print

I'm playing swap on an ATC group and the theme for this one is "On The Map" Believe it or not, I had TWO fabrics with maps on them! So, of course, two of them had to be with fabric. The first one was made for the swap but I just couldn't part with it. I actually RODE my bike from Minneapolis to Sturgis one summer (didn't trailor it). So, it will stay with me and I made the other four to swap.
Open Road
(The background is map fabric - with Sturgis, of course!!! The bottom left corner is melted Tyvek painted black with tiny silver brads - to represent my leather bike jacket)
(I SOOOOOO miss my bike!)
Country Road
(this map is really old. Got it in an ephemera lot on e-bay a while ago)

April in Paris
(the second one with map fabric - this one is a map of Paris)

A New Way Of Seeing
(another old map from the ephemera lot. The title is from a quote by Henry Miller - “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” )

A Little Traveling Music
(new map with a music stamp and cut out car)

Another place I love to play online has a printing sub-group. The current challenge is to cut a tulip. Here's what I did for that one.
The lino cut (apx. 4"x 6")

Multiple prints on printer paper just as a test to see what it would look like

Single print on watercolor paper in case I want to paint it sometime!
That's it for now. I'll be posting a couple of times today. I've just had so much fun playing that I haven't taken the time to post until today!