The textures for this digital overprint on a skin came from both the skin that had elements added when it was created and the digital image printed on the skin. This skin is constructed with pieces of leaves and thread that are imbedded in the gel medium of the skin. Clear Matte Precoat from inkAID is used for the precoat before printing.
Digitally printed skin
Details of the skin print- some of the texture is from the texture of the printed image. The rest of the texture is from the leaves and thread.
On April 8, 2011 I will be at ArtFest teaching - Layered 3D Collage. This workshop will be full of all sorts of ideas on building layers and 3D elements. One of the way I use little pieces of layers, textures, 3D elements and the like are in my journals. This is an example of a journal that has been in the works for awhile and I have just finished the cover by finally putting it all together. I love these things because they have all sorts of neat, fun pieces in them. The journal is a little thick, but it always seems I like it that way.
Some of the materials used are- digital prints on recycled beverage cans, cheesecloth skins,
an assortment of papers, buttons, beads, applique, what ever digital prints I found in my studio scraps and more.