i was assigned a local bar, and they wanted the art painted outside so that the patrons didn't scratch it off inside. the cold weather added another dimension of fun to the project. i was happy with my end result, though- the rock n roll nutcrackers seemed perfect for a live music club & my mom used this photo for her christmas cards that year.
i'm still sure of that, but when i got the call to artists this year i was in the midst of playing with plexi and i thought "what if i did plexi pieces & got zella to make cool metal frames & we hung them from big fat red velvet ribbons like ornaments in the window?". so i ran that idea by zella, and now i'm doing windows again.
spent the evening going through the photo stash for appropriate images. we'd like to use things that aren't so christmas that they can't be sold at another time of the year. at the same time, needs to be somewhat seasonal. also, since it's plexi, white will be clear, which makes using snow images sort of challenging....
here's the first one i pulled. from some christmas cards that i did years ago (and printed too many of, and still need to sell- but that's another story!)i photoshopped the black background out and printed it on my clear emulsion transfer base from yesterday. the base is somewhat opaque- this should be clear when removed from the backing. i need to let the ink dry overnight, then spray with krylon.
these could be pretty cool. (i really hope so!)