Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Serendipity Collage

Two postcards from my previous workshop Serendipity Collage. Basically, we created all of the materials with paint & surface design. Apply to a base with gel medium, ending with the top layer of transparent fabric & tissue. The tissue is applied carelessly so it wrinkles.

It becomes almost transparent & adds texture. The base can be fabric or paper, maybe 10 x 15 or 20 x 30 but any size. Then we hit the whole thing with more mediums- some we create ourselves, top it with white gesso using a almost dry brush, apply it almost parallel so it only hits the top of the peaks of the collage. At this point you can go back in with more paint, text, whatever. Then the surprise happens because we cut it up! So if you have a 10 x 16 Base, you can cut them up into 5 x 8 pieces. Or the 20 x 30 could be cut into 10 x 15 pieces or 5x 7 and so on. That’s the advantage of having a really large base to begin with.
What is absolutely amazing and the point of the whole activity is the serendipity or flow that you are in when you make the collage and each little piece that you cut off become tiny little compositions.
It’s amazing how it works!! I loved this process!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Handmade Copic Journals

I love books. Always have. Then in 2006, I took a workshop at Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Island ME with the wonderfully inspiring Paulus Berensohn and learned to create my own journals!
Each journal is created with covers made with paste paper. wrapped around a stiff board such as Davies Board.
 
Within the book are folded papers with shorter covers. These are called signature pages. 
Each section of signature pages are sewn between the covers.



They Lay flat when opened.

I monoprint or paint the white pages!




Love those Edges!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Playing catch up!

Wow. Playing catch up!
I was accepted into Art Quilts XXIV AZ, Art Quilt Elements, PA, Studio Montclair NJ, Quilts=Art=Quilts, NY, & Form not Function!
and
Delighted to have all 3 of my entries accepted in Handcrafted, Rocky Mount NC! A Thousand Wishes, Intertwined, & Mind Wanderings!

Winter Woods Diptych sold! 6x6 image printed on painted interfacing, sewn and accented with encaustic wax

3 6x6 works sold! Let the Stones be Unbroken, The Texture of Experience, and Remembrance. Thank you!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Images made with SketchGuru app

black and white pencil mode 

printed on paper collage

More ideas in my book- http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e
Work may be available on UpLIFTMeNTs

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Process of Forest Calls, a mixed media presentation

photo of side of work, with background erased
overlaid with tree image
overlaid in Photoshop
another photoshop blend 
heightened contrast and saturation
printed on molding paste

More ideas in my book- http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e
Work may be available on UpLIFTMeNTs

Friday, August 9, 2019

Come see me! This August in California, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Honored to be in in two concurrent exhibits in CA! Fiber Arts show at the Sebastopol Art Center and Healdsburg Center for the Arts!

Breaking the Surface-Sat/Sun 12-4 Wen Redmond will be at the Ayer Lofts Gallery showing her Digital Fabric Art. Come by and learn about this amazing work. Showing till Aug. 25th.

My work, the Enchantment of the Forest, hanging at the new Art Craft and Design at the League of New Hampshire’s old Sunapee fair.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Printing Ideas

What do you do when a print doesn't turn out? Overprint! This was printed on the reverse side of another print on interfacing. The color shows through from the back. 
Printing on different papers lends an unusual texture to the finished print. Using the same photograph! This is printed on papyrus with a digital ground mixture of InkAid's clear and pearl. Printed with a Epson Printer 2400 
More ideas in my book- http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e
Work may be available on UpLIFTMeNTs
follow me on Instagram- Wen Redmond (@wenredmond) • Instagram photos and videos  

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sneaky Layering

Using a simple torn image from a magazine, create an unusual complex image
I like to tear out around the image, this of a leaf. Copy it on a copier machine or scanner
using several copies, play around with positioning. copy again or simply use your camera to digitize it

layering, with my computer, in PS but you could use app's too. It's layered with another photo of painted fabric 
plugged that photo into app called grungetastic
here's another grungetastic rendition 
More ideas in my book- http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e
Work may be available on UpLIFTMeNTs
follow me on Instagram- Wen Redmond (@wenredmond) • Instagram photos and videos  
Website- http://www.wenredmond.com/

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Prints and Ideas!

Taking A Break- print on textured molding paste medium and mounted on handmade paper. Printed with Epson WF 410 printer
Leaves Under Ice- print on textured molding paste medium and mounted on handmade paper. Printed with Epson WF 410 printer.
Technique available as a DVD- https://www.interweave.com/store/digital-imagery-in-fiber-art-download-in-hd 
Taking the Year Off- watercolor paper with black gesso print off, printed and mounted on handmade paper. Printed with Epson WF 410 printer. 

More ideas in my book- http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e

Work may be available on UpLIFTMeNTs
follow me on Instagram- Wen Redmond (@wenredmond) • Instagram photos and videos  
Website- http://www.wenredmond.com/

Saturday, June 15, 2019

CFAL= Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana = Fun+ Excitement!


I'm back from a brief visit with the Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana.
I taught my Digital Explorations Workshop and we had a blast!
The group was tuned in and ready to experiment! My kind of crowd.
I think everyone came out of the  workshop with a completed sample accordion book.
Take a look!
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My host took me around on my last day. We had a blast!

Thank you Donna!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Layering Images with Painted Fabric

original photo
black and white
the black and white photo was layered with different photos of my handprinted fabric- results below


More ideas in my book- http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e
Work may be available on UpLIFTMeNTs
follow me on Instagram- Wen Redmond (@wenredmond) • Instagram photos and videos  
Website- http://www.wenredmond.com/
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