Old photos are beautiful and have such charm!
I love to incorporate them into my work, especially as the focal point. Sometimes a certain project calls for the real thing, but I find there are advantages to using a photo-copied image.
- A favorite photo can be used multiple times, thus saving the original.
- The surface of the photocopy is not glossy, as the original is, and is therefore accepting of other media, such a paint.
- Sometimes an enlarged or reduced image is needed.
- No pressure in making a mistake...a new copy can be made from the original.
Using photo copied images in my work is by far one of my favorites. I am able to manipulate the image in many ways. Below are some pieces of mine where I used photocopied images.
*Drip with beeswax*
*Applying chalk and distressing with sandpaper*
My name is Marilyn Healey and I enjoyed sharing my art and one of my favorite techniques with you!