Saturday, October 20, 2012

a curious poppy

It's my first paper cut out piece, EVER!  

Instead of using colored paper, I cut the pieces out of plain white watercolor paper and then painted it with gouache.  It allowed me to have more fun with the colors and textures, and I had the flexibility of changing colors around if I wanted to.  Which I did.  

It's sort of hard to see, since I didn't do a really good job of photographing the piece, but I used a bit of thread wrapped floral wire for the stem.  It came ready to go in that lovely yellow green color.  There are also tiny little pins holding the flower in place!  Those especially didn't photograph well, cause they're so small.  

Little tiny flower face.  To give you an idea of the size, her face is the size of a penny (because I traced one) and the whole piece is 8 x10, which is a size I barely barely ever work in.  I'm usually trying to get myself to go BIGGER since my natural tendency is to go micro-small-tiny.

Here's a shot from mid-process.  It was messy, but pretty!  


Carrie Liao said...

This looks beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person at the show :)

I envy people who can work so well with paper. You said it's your first paper cutout piece, but it looks like you've been doing it forever!

-my internet is wonky, i hope this comment didn't post three times :/

Nikkiana said...

Those are gorgeous!

Elena and Olivia Ceballos said...

This is very lovely!

samacleod said...

So awesome. Do a book like this, I want it.