Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Working With Acetate

I really enjoy using acetate in my art, I mostly work with it for creating wings for my fairies, but occasionally I like to create depth to my collages with acetate foregrounds, like those shown here.
The foreground for all of the pieces were taken from vintage Japanese art images, I think they work beautifully with the vintage fairies, they add a real wispy, whimsy feel to each collage.

Placing the vintage fairy image behind the acetate is perfect, it's like the fairies are hiding shyly behind the blades of grass trying not to be seen!

So if you haven't yet given acetate a try, please do, it's so easy to work with, and produces great results.

5 comments:

SarahD said...

Mandy these are so wonderful I havent used acetate much so you have inspired me to have a go, Ill let you know how I get on.

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Mandy I have so missed seeing your beautiful artwork this last week. I have so much catching up to do but had to come and see what you have created! Lovely lovely lovely.
XXXOOO
Becky

ramsam said...

These really are so artsy and lovely= but I have to admit I would not even know where to begin with acetate. You have done a great job

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

These are brilliant and inspiring. Thanks dear teacher.;) I love the effect. Blessings.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from Kelly's blog to say hi! I love your work!