How do you start on a canvas? Do you work from white or do you like to cover the background with black gesso or bright bits of color? Do you like to collage images on the background first?
Getting started can be so difficult. Especially if you like working with digital collage. Having a background like this one I shot in NYC is a great leaping off point. I love how the bits of a past poster remain as pulpy residue.
You could try this image with a packing-tape image transfer.
- Print an image on laser printer or copier.
- Place a piece of packing tape sticky side down on the image. (Use multiple strips if the piece is large or try using clear contact paper instead.)
- Burnish the image so that it sticks well to the packing tape.
- Place the image in water and gently scrub the paper off the back of the tape.
- Continue until no paper remains, and let dry completely.
- Adhere to your collage or artwork.
The white parts of this design remain clear so you could easily overlap it on another textured surface—say found text.
Packing-tape image transfers are the perfect size for ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). If you create something with today’s image, share it with us by uploading a picture here! If you’re looking for more digital fun, check out this Digital art eBook.
Happy Photo Friday!