stamp credits ; the design on the left of the larger tag is "Mehndi leaf design" from All Night Media. The background stamp on the smaller tag is "AREN-c046" from Stampa Rosa. The rest of the stamps were handcarved by me.
The ancient culture of India has inspired our enjoyment of rich textures, patterns and exotic spicy colours, a joyful mixture that excites the soul with its energy and mystery
This theme invites you to create artwork of your chosen medium to convey the atmosphere of India, in photo images, textiles, stamping, collage, clay, to name a few. Still open to your scanned artwork to join those that entered this swap
Gillian Allen:Fabric Collage book cover
Collected lots of bright coloured, silks, shimmery and sequined fabrics and assorted dangly things from various Asian fabric stores. I played around with them to get a design and an idea how to use them. Then I cut them up and applied Bondaweb (Wondaweb) with an iron then ironed to a red muslin type base. Added cords, braids trims and t shirt transfer photos, (printed from an inkjet), glass jewels and sequins were fabric glued on. I decided to make it into a book and made someflaps. This was covered with more muslin and sewed round leaving a gap to turn inside out.
All the photos were found using Google image search--a useful resource. The incense packet was scanned in
Relic of the Raj : Polymer clay pressed with Stamp Francisco-Lotus pattern and wooden Indian textile blocks. This was rubbed lightly with metallic powders in gold and copper-from Robertson's. I also brushed over some Pineda Inks in orange red and brown to give more colour. An old photo of a Raja was printed out on t shirt paper and laid onto a thin coating of Liquid Sculpey on glass and fired. This was peeled off and laid on clay covered with gold leaf and crackled. This was laid into the frame and fired.
Indian Girl with Tasseles: similar method to above but pieces were glued onto card--photo image glued onto foamcore and stamped with a wooden Indian textile block in gold. Large tassel made from assorted fibres I had, and finished off with some Indian, and polymer clay faux silver and amber beads I had made
Indian Lady with beads. Played about with a photo to change colours with Photoshop printed out with inkjet and mounted on thin tan card--stamped Stamp Francisco -paisley with terracotta ink around it. Mounted this onto corrugated card. Stamped a domino with Stamp Francisco Indian Elephant, drilled holes into bottom and glued copper wire/jump rings. Made danglys with Indian beads and attached. Some polymer clay textile block leftover pieces were glued along with parts of lotus stamp. Large Indian pendant beads were also cool melt glued on
Teresa Lipiec, UK/Small shrine box with polymer clay Ganesh
Catherine Withrow/digital collage done with Photo Impact
Gillian Allen/digital collage, with layers created in Photoshop all images from Google Image search
Mo Wassell (info to follow)
I have been very inspired by your beautifully presented site. Having recently started finding my way around Photoshop I have had a go at my first digital collages using scanned in images from packaging and others from the web and have had a lot of fun with them.
Jill Smith, UK Dreams of India, Textile Wall Hanging--scan sent in