Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Fall is a time for letting go.
I love this saying. I know there is more too it, something about "like the trees dropping their leaves..." The leaf prints were made as samples while I was teaching for Renaissance School at Camp Waskowitz outside of North Bend. The kids enjoyed the project and I loved helping them out--I'm only sorry that the teacher, Ms. Kane, broke her foot in order for me to get the opportunity. Back to the process... the leaves are done with a watercolor & dish soap printing method. Then I tore them from the original sheet and adhered them to the background. The background was made from a left-over paint wash and then rubbings with watercolor crayons. Added a bit of graphite water soluble pencil around the leaves and then sprayed with fixative. I tried to do the wording with the graphite pencil as well, but didn't feel dark enough so I went back in with a marker. Final touch was white gel pen dots. It still doesn't feel quite finished, but it probably will be!