Thursday, July 21, 2016


The thing about darkness that strikes me most is how different everyday objects and surroundings are when there is no light. In the absence of light we see differently - not with eyes but with our skin, perhaps with the sense of smell, the sense of touch. It can be beautiful, it can be scary.

Darkness is the absence of light.

For technique I chose to do magazine transfer on a patterned paper. The transferred image is paler than the original  and the patterned paper added to the distortion. (You can see eyes behind the trees.)

Once the image was there I surrounded it with trees stamped with black ink, after that I added transparent gesso through a tree branch stencil. Finally I inked everything but the face with dark blue and brown inks and highlighted the faces with white acrylic wash.

I am entering this into:
ArtGrupa ATC: Darkness
Vintage Journey: Monochromatic
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything goes


  1. Einfach wunderbare Kärtchen! Die richtige Stimmung zu dem Thema! Lg. M

  2. Wonderful technique, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  3. Onpa hienoja kortteja tummanpuhuvuudessaakin.

    1. Voi kiitos. Yritin saada aikaan sellaista metsän pimeyttä, että vain kasvot hohtaa vaaleana.

  4. Ooh this is different, well one. Thank you for entering our challenge over at Ecletic Ellapu.

  5. Fantastické, skvělé, nádherné...

  6. Wow! these are darkly beautiful and haunting at the same time - what a wonderful technique you used! thank you for joining us in the AVJ monochromatic challenge! Julia xx

  7. A. Maz. Ing.
    Each layer is fantastic and is inseparable from the whole.
    Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu’s July challenge!

    -DT NieNie