Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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 I seem to have fallen in love with Kraft paper and have used it again to make a little book of collaged faces. For the cover I have used a reject lino cut from a previous project. I just don't like wasting good images and enjoy putting them into a new context.  I was sent a sample of old pages from a French text book and other collage bits and pieces so decided to add them to some of my bits and make something happen.








9 comments:

Roberta said...

This is fabulous Jack!

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks Roberta,I'm wondering if I should make a small edition?

jac said...

I love the warmth of this limited colour palette

Jack Oudyn said...

Yes Jac working on Kraft paper does change things like palette and I've also used shellac where I wanted to seal the paper for some ink work. I too like the aged feel. Perhaps showing my own.

Helen M said...

This is exceptionally gorgeous Jack. I especially like the integration of those black and white pieces.

susan bowers said...

The craft paper lends itself to your expressive drawings Jack. A small edition would be a very good idea .....I would certainly be interested in owning one! Pls keep me in the loop.

Jack Oudyn said...

Alas! Working on Kraft paper is not the same as copying work done on Kraft paper, so the edition idea may not happen unless I can think of a way around the copier.

susan bowers said...

I imagined you would have to just make the book several times .... not identical but pretty close. Take such a lot of time I know .....
It is like one of the books I want to edition and even though I have the etching plates, each book is going to take about a week to print and make. So far I have only the master copy!!

Kim Henkel said...

Oh I too love the colours and all the textures in your beautiful collages.