Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Red Swap

My first swap of the year with swap-bot.  The swap guidelines are for piece of art at least 5 x 5 inches in which the predominate color must be red.  This work measures about 7 1/2 x 8 1/2.  I began by painting a red background on watercolor paper.  I then stamped the paper with browns and golds to add subtle detail.  I hand-drew flowers with black Micron pen over the stamping and then added some paper collage elements and tissue paper for texture.  The figurative elements are drawn with oil pastels.  The last details were the sari fabric scraps I sewed and glued in place.
Below is the wonderful artwork I received from my partner, Bug. The heart is an impression of a hand carved stamp.  She has used embossing ink to give it a little texture.  This is one of my favorite swap-bot pieces.

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