Sunday, August 3, 2008

Traci Bautista COLLAGE UNLEASHED Experiments

The more I read and experiment with Traci Bautista's COLLAGE UNLEASHED . . . the more thrilling her techniques become . . . I'm not good at following directions nor recipes so these are my INTERPRETATIONS of her techniques . . . Chapter 1 deals with paper towel dying . . . instead of dipping the towels in dye . . . I used my purchased and/or homemade color washes . . . homemade color wash recipe can be found at http://www.fredbmullett.com/ . . . Click on TECHNIQUES . . . Click on ADIRONDACK COLOR WASH SPRAY CHART . . .
Chapter 2 deals with Paint Scraping . . .
Yesterday, my family friend/stamping buddy, Lori Tokita and I experimented with Chapter 3 . . . Crayon Techniques . . . we were amazed at how exciting ordinary crayons could be in an art form . . . my internet stamping buddy, Cathy Yamashita, taught me how to do the spots . . .


I hope you can experience the adventure of this book first hand . . . I'm so glad I heard about it through my internet stamping buddies!!!!

21 comments:

Deborah said...

Gorgeous work Michi! Love it!!!

Francine said...

I love to see your experiements ... It's very inspiring!

Wanda H said...

Michi, you've been having so much fun!! I love your crayon examples!!

aimee said...

nifty... i really like the red/orange dot one!

Linda said...

wonderful colors! deep and very intense. LOVE IT!
hugs from Holland, Linda

Vianna said...

Greetings from Florida! Your art is BEAUTIFUL! I love your studio - and sooo much stuff ... lucky you! Also I got some ideas for my developing my own art journal. I'm curious, how did you do the crayon dots? holding a lighter to the tip? I'd appreciate if you could share (maybe in Janes Lab group--I'm one of the silent members?) Thank you and continued creativity to you.

amy said...

I loved that book but had to sell it to make money a couple months ago. I loved her techniques and how your backgrounds turned out! Very cool.

~*~Patty said...

WOW Michi, the colors and textures you've created are SO amazing! I've played with TBautista's fusion paper technique and really Love that. You make me want to get the book out again! TFS your beautiful creations and fun!

Orion Designs said...

Wonderful work Michi! I've looked at the book several times at Barnes & Noble, but put it aback on the shelf. Now I have to to wonder why!
Thanks for sharing.
Vicki

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Amy!
THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!! I hope you got lots and lots of $$ for the book and can play with it, again, in the very near future!!!!!

Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Michi,
Very cool techniques to try! I wanna hear more about your acting career girl! I started with a brand new class today, but I'm not bitter LOL!
Have fun making art and more art!
Hugs,
Jen

ingedk said...

it looks very good, love to see this

Stephanie said...

Michi- Fab, fab, fab!! I need to work my way through her book too.

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Stephanie!
THANK YOU for visiting my blog and leaving such a positive, up-beat comment!!! You are so kind!!!! I hope you find time to go through her book, as well . . . it's SO enlightening for me!!!!! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Roland said...

Great techies!!! You rock Miss Michi!! As usual!

trisha too said...

aaaaackk! (that was a "wow, what a coincidence" aaaaackk, not like a cat yack aaaaaackk.)

i'm pouring over that book right NOW, too--thank you for showing your examples!

if you have a warming tray (one of those flat things, plugs in, that they used to use to keep appetizers warm), or can find one at a thrift store, it is WAY fun to cover it with foil, put a piece of paper on it, and color while the crayons melt.

Traci Bautista said...

Michi,
So glad you are enjoying my book! Beautiful work...

happy creating!
Artfully...
Traci

Passionforstamping said...

Great artwork Michi. You are so inspiring!!!! Makes me want to go home and create something. I'm definitely going to have to buy this book!!!

Hugs,
Dianne

Anne's Cards said...

Great work,love the colors!!

KAT said...

Michi these are fabulous - I can't image what the colors must look like IRL!

KAT

purplepaint said...

Love these! I had such fun working through Traci's book. We did a funky journal swap on art techniques awhile back, and I've been wanting to make another since!