Watercolouring

Watercolouring

I love taking a black and white print and adding a light water-colour wash to accentuate certain areas; it works so well as a technique. The b&w print on pink card, pictured in the photograph above, shows some experimentation I first did and it turned out pretty nice – will be uploading more pieces soon!

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Yellow & Flower

imageMixed-media collage on cartridge paper using acrylic paint (in shades yellow, cream and white), masking tape, and book pages/ receipts; I also added a pressed flower and cut-out type for more depth and texture.

This technique is probably my favourite; I love the abstract and rustic look and the textural element that can be built-up through layering. And there’s so much flexibility in terms of the paper used, paints and all other bits and pieces – like pressed flowers.

I find floral elements in such pieces work well because it’s a good way to add a more delicate element to what can often be quite a bold / heavy piece with all the layering. I also like to use thickly layered white paint or thick PVA glue because it’s a particularly useful technique to merge elements together and blend out harsh lines.

Let me know what you think – I’d love to know your views!

Fashion Melts by Toufic Araman

How glamorous with all the soft layers and billowing skirts; I love the colour combinations too!

the CITIZENS of FASHION

A brilliant idea by the talented artist from Dubai,Toufic Araman  : fashion as ice cream, fashion that melts. It is summer and ice cream melts so why not clothes too.  Fabrics that melt on our bodies.

Oryx Premium  magazine June 2013 issue:
Photography : Toufic Araman @ aramanstudio
Styling:  Kegham Djeghalian,
Hair:  Fadi Jeffy,
Props:  Dany Daneh,
Production: Diana Maatouk @ aramanstudio
Model:  Alina

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Kaleidoscopes

Beautiful use of colour and overlay

Zoë Lower

After 4 years I have finally picked up a paintbrush again and it feels good! This is a new project i’ve been working on, experimenting with double exposing some of my paintings with photos of flowers, then manipulating them into prints and patterns.

Some exciting prospects for these pieces so far, i’m sure there will be more on the way soon. I hope you like!

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