Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mixed Media

1. How did you show amusement and variety in your piece? Explain your choice of subject matter and how you created a unified piece of art.

The way that I decided to show amusement in my art work is by displaying  a bunch of different colors and also by haveing multiple layers all together to make it appealing to the eye. The matter that I used include pictures from magazines, tissue paper, and spray paint. I made it look like it all went together by first putting down tissue paper so when I put down the collage of pictures there was no white space in between them. Then I put down the pictures and then after I put white tissue paper on top of te pictures to dull the color down. But enough so it wouldn't cover up the pictures totally. This way when I created the stencil and when I spray painted the image on. The images would stand out a lot, but you would still be able to tell what the images behind it are. I also made sure that all the pictures all related to one another so the whole project was unified. 

2. Describe your experience with using mixed media. What mixed media did you use for your piece?

I love using mixed media for this peice because it challenged me to work with multiple different materials all at the same time. Also by usin mixed media it helped me explore all the different lessons we learn through out the year, and astablish it in one project. In my pierce that I did I used a variety of different materials. I used many layers of different colored tissue paper. I also used a bunch I pictures that I cut out, out of magazines. On top of those materials I also used spray paint. 

3. What role did our lessons on visual journaling play in the success of your piece? Explain.

The lesson on visual learning did on the success on my peice was that I taught me how to make everything relate to one another even though they might not. And it also taught me how to make my peice flow instead of looking like a bunch of random pictures glued together. This lesson helped me a lot with my final product for the mixed media. It helped me tie my whole project together. And to make it look like it all flows together. 

4. Discuss any challenges you experienced and how you overcame obstacles.

Throughout this project there were some challenges that I had to over come to create the final project that I visualized in my mind. One of the obstacles that I had to over come was how to deal with not enough picture. I did this by instead of having all of the picture all together at the end, I started to slowly spread out the pictures to make it look like I meant to do it. Another obstacle that I had to over come was making sure that the colors of the pictures weren't too bright so the spray paint would be visible. I had to think about this a lot but finall came up with the idea to put white tissue paper over the pictures to calm down the colors. Then I spray painted over and both the pictures and apart paint were very visual.