I am a linear guy. There. I said it. The majority of my artwork is linear and gridded in style. Perhaps this is my attempt to make order out of a chaotic world. Perhaps not. In the past I have tried to change this, attempting to become more "loose" with my approach. But I am who I am and have happily come to accept that.
This style is evident in my newest piece Radiation.
It began with decorative paper in shades of sepia, rust, brown, beige and white. I used the Squares 2 set of dies from the Spellbinders Media Mixage line to create a bunch of squares in 3 distinct sizes.
I glued these on a cradled wood board without much thought or pre-planning of design.
The I went into action. Using pens, rubber stamps and ink pads, I added interest and complexity to the surface of the squares.
Happy with the background, I began to gather a series of found objects and metal embellishments.
Sticking with the circular theme, to contrast with the background grid, I also created two rings from black card stock using Spellbinders Standard Circles dies.
The final touch for the focal point of this piece was one of my many vintage tintypes. I have been saving this one for just the right moment.
Assembling the pieces and seeing it all come together is my favorite part.
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Other: cradled wood panel, adhesive, decorative paper, card stock, scissors, rubber stamps, pens, metal embellishments, vintage tintype