Thursday, November 29, 2007
1.) use the macro setting (designated most often by a little flower symbol)
2.) photograph in natural light (morning light seems to work best) or use a lightbox (more on lightboxes in a later post)
3.) if it's too cold to be outside, take the picture on a sunny windowsill
4.) get up close, but don't lean into the art piece too much (you might leave a shadow in the picture)
5.) I don't have one yet, but I've heard a tripod really helps!
6.) a piece of white posterboard is a good background for most art-try to keep one handy
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Some items I use to create my art include (but are not limited to):
· Ephemera (old books, postcards, magazines, etc.)
· Rubber stamps and various types of ink
· Bottle caps, charms, beads, wire
· Artist canvas and paint
· Wooden and paper mache boxes, frames, trays, etc.
· Old game pieces such as dominoes, playing cards, bingo cards, scrabble tiles, etc.
· Clip art, scrapbooking paper, and stickers
· Colored pencils, paint pens, chalk, crayons, markers
is a broad term that encompasses many styles and genres of art. At it’s most basic it means using creative techniques and tools to alter and change an item (often found items or items whose obvious use might not be artistic in nature) to give it a new purpose and artistic meaning. Some types of art included in the altered art genre are collage, mixed media, assemblage, decoupage, and photomontage.