|Altered Board Book|
Week 2 of Art, Heart and Healing has two parts, both of which to be completed in an altered board book.
I had a few issues with the preparation of my board book, and I think when I come to work on the next part of the course I'll give the pages a rub down first before I apply gesso. The first instruction of this lesson is to make a transfer of one of my baby photographs, but as I don't have any I decided to use a photograph of a baby bought in a 'job-lot' off Ebay. I tried to make an acetate transfer first of all, but for some inexplicable reason my printer would not recognise the printer acetate I had, so I had to forget that and went to Plan B which was a paper transfer using gel medium. I had to have two goes at this as well, but finally got a satisfactory transfer. Colour and grunge was added with my lovely shiny new watercolour crayons and white acrylic paint, and then 'wishes' for my baby-self.
This was a very thought provoking exercise, and very frustrating when various processes didn't work, but I have learned a lot.
The other part of Week 2's 'work' is to create some 'Whimsies'. I've got to go now to watch the video on what that's all about!