Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Making a Trade
Next month I'm going to the Art and Soul retreat in Portland Oregon. I've been to a few of these retreats before. As I was looking through their website again I noticed a little blurb about "trades." Apparently it's a tradition at the retreat to trade little art-related items with people you meet. They can either be art supplies or little pieces of art. So I decided to make some.
I'm going to make little button cards with a vintage look. I'll have a painting of a cat in a dress and I'll sew vintage buttons on them. So, here's the start of the card. I'm doing the painting larger than the finished item - I'll shrink it down before I print it. The piece of paper is about 8" x 10" and I'm aiming for an image size around 5" x 7". I'm working with Golden fluid acrylics over my pencil drawing on Strathmore Mixed Media paper.