April 15, 2011

Spring Dance

I've been out in the garden for weeks now, despite the endless rain -
getting everything ready to go. It's still too soggy to really plant all my starts,
so I have been amusing myself with garden inspired art instead.

This month, our ATC club theme was "Technique" and
I chose to create encaustic papers and incorporate them in this Springy collage.

The final cards were printed out with the Sony Picturemate,
which produces eye-poppingly accurate colors on a high-gloss,
heavyweight paper that is nothing short of scrumptious.

It's serious tech love!
I sit in front of the Picturemate like a slot machine, printing out variations
of one image for hours (while the counter silently tallies up the ante) cha-ching!

At six bucks a sheet, I get that I am capable of inflicting some damage to my credit score
and so to encourage self control, I post a sticky note on the machine.