Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Two for the Road

Two for the Road / Watercolor batik on rice paper / 16 X 20

Another crazy week, so another oldie.  This is the last of the photos of batiks, I think.

This scene was also done in a red / green color palette during one of those 30-30 challenge months, but I wasn't too happy with it; hence the blues and greens here.

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Art Journaling:

I was wondering what to do with some of the deli paper sheets that were done in class.  Some of them had been heavily stamped and weren't too appealing.

I ripped strips from each piece of deli paper and laid them across a sheet of printer paper:

The strips were affixed to the printer paper with a glue stick:

When dry, I turned the printer paper sideways and cut it horizontal strips so colorful bits from each piece of deli paper would show: 

Some strips were cut thicker than others.  These will all go onto the fun pile for future use:

A few more of these were done in different color palettes.  The edges were trimmed,  but I left the pages whole so different shapes could be cut from the pages.



52 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    J'aime beaucoup "la promenade" de vos nuances de verts et de bleus... Des verts qui n'en sont plus et des bleus qui n'en sont plus également ! Un superbe méli-mélo des deux qui les rendent ensemble somptueux et généreux.
    Ce couple à bord de cette belle auto partent à leur conquête ! Une belle lumière vient parcimonieusement les mettre en valeur. Une très jolie peinture !

    Une bonne idée que de conserver ces bandes de couleurs. Ils viendront certainement animer une prochaine autre belle oeuvre.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. Bonjour Martine,
      Encore une fois, vous égayé ma journée avec vos commentaires belles. Le couple m’a rappelé de mes parents, alors ce batik est spécial.

      Et les bandes de couleur - il me semble avoir accumulé des boîtes d’eux maintenant, mais ils sont beaucoup de plaisir à faire !

      Prenez garde, Martine !!

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  2. Chris, I love your strips, and the painting is beautiful! You know how much I love vintage, so you know how much I love your painting! :)

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    1. Linda, yes, I know how much you love vintage! This batik reminded me of my father. I had been thinking of him since I read your tribute to your father on your blog on Monday. Then I came across the photo. Sweet coincidence!

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  3. I find the colors and textural effects very appealing after they have been through your process. Clever gal!
    I hope to see where some of them are used in a future masterpiece.

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    1. Forgot to say how much I like - Two For The Road! Great light.
      The license plate intrigued me. Cannot place it in the US.

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    2. Thank you, Julie. I'm having fun just making color bands & backgrounds for the journals. Will have to get busy doing the actual pages eventually.

      And thanks for the comment about the batik. The photo reference was taken from the old Paint My Photo site. I vaguely remember the plate being English, but I might be mistaken.

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  4. Hi Chris

    This painting is so very beautiful! It reminds me of my Grandpa's car that looked somewhat like this (I saw it in a b/w photograph at home once). The strips looks very attractive!

    Happy Women's Day :)

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    1. Thank you, Ankita. Wouldn't it be fun to ride in a car like that?!

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    2. too much fun! let's go! :)

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  5. Hello chris
    "Two for the road" is of course, beautiful,
    but your stripes are fantastic, what a brilliant idea.
    Greetings from Austria
    Sadie

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    1. Thank you so much, Sadie. The strips are so much fun to make.

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  6. Hello Chris,
    Very nice paint. Funny to see these two people in the car.
    Fantastic!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco. Bet it would be so much fun riding in that car!

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  7. I just love those deli paper slices! Love what you made of them ♥ That's why I always say... NEVER through anything away.
    xo Michelle ♥

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    1. The best advice, Michelle!
      And I love your blog.

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  8. This might be an oldie, but oh, is it ever a goodie! It's sweet and charming, my friend.

    Hae a beautiful day! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie.
      I'm getting older, so my appreciation of old things deepens.
      Have a beautiful day, too!

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  9. The watercolor picture has become beautiful and the stripes are so great and out there what to make as a background ...
    Greetings Elke Germany

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    1. Thank you, Elke.
      Just learning about art journaling has been a great experience for me - lots of fun.
      Stay warm. Chris

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  10. I love Two for the Road! It's a piece that just makes me happy. Cool ideas on the strips of creativity. It inspires me to revisit and refill my "projects for the future" box. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie.
      Doing the strips is a nice rainy day project.

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  11. Love the 'strips' - great opportunity to play!

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  12. Oh this is a lovely painting Chris. The title is so appropriate too. A journey is half as long when it is shared with someone. Love what you did with your deli papers. I am sure something creative is brewing in your mind. Have a super day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. You are right about the journey. Such a blessing to have someone to share it with.

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  13. Beautiful painting.. and the paper strip you have created are awesome..

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  14. Two for the road is painted so beautifully Chris!!!! The strips of paper are so colorful...... You have my curiosity. Enjoy the rest of the day,,,,

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  15. the colourful strips are great :D I'd be tempted to weave them together to make new sheets of paper but that might take awhile to do

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    1. Haha - Well, let me know if you change your mind and I'll mail them to you.

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    2. if my arm wasn't messed up, I would change my mind :)

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    3. Well, maybe I'll just save them for you...

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    4. :) not going to be messed up forever but you should see if you can use them. you never now when they might come in handy for journaling :) the colours would work well for spring/easter themed pages :)

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    5. You're right about that arm! I'm determined to have a big stash with lots of colors, so let me know if you change your mind.

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  16. Great old timey auto art! I love your collage idea, great colors there, I can see some awesome possibilities!

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  17. Thanks so much for that little lesson. Love the vintage watercolor, especially the abstract background.

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  18. I absolutely love this painting!!! And I'm so excited to see what you do with those amazing strips. Happy weekend, Chris!

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    1. Thank you, Kali.
      I have no idea what to do with those strips. They will probably sit for a while.
      Have a happy weekend, too, Friend!

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  19. Fantastic watercolor! The green and blue fit very well to this scenery, the cold colors pop the warm car really into the foreground.
    This is a great technique for using some own prints! I have to remember it. What will you do next with them?
    Nice weekend! Rike

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    1. Thank you, Rike.
      What will I do with those strips? I don't know yet...
      Have a really nice weekend, too!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry.
      And it's nice to meet you!

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    2. Hi again, Chris. I discovered when I re-started the blog that google had me in under my original screen name (which I actually prefer). I had to re-set up google because they used a gmail address that I never use and I wanted to use my regular email address. Somehow that was linked to the old screen name (gmail was linked to CrimsonLeaves)...and I finally got it all straightened out! Thanks for finding and reading my new efforts. And by the way, your strips of paper has me thinking (for the millionth time) about making my own papers, with an eye to painting on them. Gotta do a bit of research. And I love that you are doing your heart with the research and snipping and gluing and journaling. Fabulous!

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  21. This picture in green-turquoise looks like a picnic ride into the green ! How nice to show older pictures that we do not know yet. I am always impressed!
    And now I am very curious, what kind of work you will conjure up from these colorful paper strips!
    Thanks a lot for your always so nice words in my blog.
    Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike! Your blog is quite an inspiration to me!

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  22. This process reminds me of my quilting days. So fun. You got great results.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. Quilting - that's probably why I like it so much.

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