Monday, June 1, 2009

Pele

This is a mixed media journal page entitled "Pele" as a collage representation of the Hawaiian goddess. It is made up of multi layers of paint, tissue paper, fabric, ribbon and trims. The rubber stamped images are from "Impress Me" stamps.
"Layers" the theme for Mixed Media Monday is a huge part of composing any visual art piece (journal pages, digital work, cards, scrapbooking etc.) which all entail layering- many of which don't show and serve as foundational layers. The thing that I have discovered (particularly with digital work) is that when composing a piece you immediatley know the point when there are too many layers or not enough layers altering the piece significantly. The trick is recognizing that perfect point when the piece says "I'm done".

14 comments:

  1. Love your Hawaiian Goddess Lori, so rich and mystical!

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  2. What a fabulous and mystical page, Lori!

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  3. So beautiful and colorful, Lori! Lots of wonderful layering that I can see.
    Faye

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  4. This is a stunning piece with all these differents colors, love your work.

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  5. Your Hawaiin Goddess is so colorful and creative, well done!

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  6. This si just gorgeous! hate to overuse that word but this is truly gorgeous!

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  7. Take a huge bow. You are receiving an ovation. This is stunning and absolutely scrumptious. Your use of colour and layers is simply amazing. Congratulations on a truly wonderful take on this week's theme. (I couldn't agree with you more about the use and/or overuse of layers. It is much easier with digital where layers can be slipped in and out painlessly to achieve the best effect. I can only begin to imagine how difficult it must be when using REAL layers!! You have nailed it).

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  8. This is fabulous. You obtain the brightest colors. Love it.

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  9. your Hawaiin Godess is awesome, gorgeous colours and layers, it's just perfect, I love this!!

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  10. Lori, what a stunning piece of art! And I couldn't agree more that it's a challenge to know when a piece is finished. Diane

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  11. Oooh this is absolutely stunning.

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  12. Those colours are so fantastic. love it:-)

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  13. Gorgeous colours, Love it!!!

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