Monday, March 28, 2011

Cleaning the Studio

As I have mentioned before I am a messy creator... but this past Saturday I told myself I MUST clean my studio. It was the goal for the morning, and if I hurried I would have time to create in the afternoon. So I started cleaning......
And pretty soon I came across this piece of messy paper that I had layered with ink, and teabags and paint, and I remembered that I was going to try transfering some images onto small pieces of it. So sidetracked I became...

I had already printed off the little image of trees I had photographed,

and the whimsical bird I had drawn. And so I transferred them.... they didn't turn out quite like I had planned, but the idea has potential for the future..... and I enjoyed my morning much more than I thought I was going to.

P.S. The studio got cleaned in the afternoon.

P.P.S It is already messy again!


  1. Hey Kim, I have such a love for trees so your piece at the top just made me happy! I'm wondering about how you did the transfer and what you meant about printed off the image of the trees? I'm happy also that you have a nice, clean studio ... good work all around!

  2. Kim I enjoyed the scenario very much! The best laid plans lead to the best laid art in my opinion!! This is so wonderful (the visual). Have fun cleaning. *smiles* Norma

  3. Susan - Here is a bit more info to answer your questions... I took a photograph of some trees. Altered them a bit on the computer, and printed off some small images on my home printer on regular paper in black and white. I then used gel medium to transfer the image onto the messy paper I made. If you want to learn how to transfer images using gel mediums there are lots of tutorials if you google it.- Or let me know, and I can try to find a good one for you.
    I hope that helps

  4. Lol you sound like me, i'm always getting sidetracked when it comes to cleaning time, I love what you have achieved :)

    Micki x

  5. I agree, much potential for the future particularly since you're exited about it. Lovely images Kim.

  6. These are gorgeous! I love the way the trees look so shadowy...nice texture. Oh, and a clean studio means you're not creating (at least that's how I justify the procrastination :) Thanks for describing your technique above!

  7. These are lovely pieces. It is always so nice to get sidetracked in our studios isn't it!
    Hugs and blessings