Tag: Self Portrait

How To Make a Mixed-Media Self-Portrait

Artists use many ways to tell their stories through art, but few ways are as personal as creating a self-portrait. In this tutorial from Melissa Averinos, discover how you can make a mixed-media self-portrait using a unique approach that combines fabric, paint, paper, and more. This article first appeared in our March/April 2015 issue of Cloth…

These are a few of my favorite things…

This was inspired by reading about Frida Kahlo and how she captured her essence in most of her paintings.  This painting represents me and the things I love most.   The blue background represents water (eg, ocean or sea).  The butterfly wings are unique.  I love lady bugs so one wing is colored like a…

C Journal

I have always loved books; so it is appropriate my self portrait is a journal, using a cover and pages to reveal the way I see and experience myself.  Even before knowing the challenge theme, the consistent friends and family comment was “this is so you”.   It is a personal success to produce a piece…

My Skin

This submission is entitled, "My Skin". It is a 6×6" encaustic collage. I started by writing my thoughts onto carbon paper with tissue beneath. I then added the tissue to my substrate using wax. Next, I transferred a colour copy of a Polaroid emulsion lift self portrait I made onto my encaustic surface. I added…

I Am Unique (Like Everyone Else)

This submission is entitled, "I Am Unique (Like Everyone Else)" because it is true and because I have always liked that saying. It is a 6×6" encaustic collage. It has many layers and meanings. I started with a colour copy of a Polaroid transfer of a self portrait I made on handmade paper. I layered…

Authentically Me

This submission is called "Authentically Me". It is a 6×6" encaustic collage. I first used a colour copy of a gelatin monoprint I made using a self portrait image I took of my own feet and hands. I combine a black and white copy of the image with printmaking inks and a flower which left…