Friday, May 28, 2010

chunky loteria cards with michael de meng

I haven't been able to spend time in my studio in a month! So it was a welcome treat Wednesday to take a class with Michael de Meng as he taught locally following his classes down in Hampton VA at Art & Soul. In Wednesday's class Michael shared his fun techniques for making his Chunky Loteria Cards, based on the Mexican game that resembles bingo. We built our cards three-dimensionally, adding clay, DAP, collaged elements, and paint to the wood blocks, each in our own style. There was a lot of good humor in the class by the time we reached "the good, the bad, and the ugly" hour (as Michael calls it) for show-and-tell. In that mood, I'll share some before and after photos of my cards.

Laying out some trial collage elements
(I had mainly hardware, but many used paper images, doll parts, skeletons, lizards, spiders, etc)

Building up the base with DAP and clay

Adding layers of paint over the built-up base

Another painted chunky card

Collage items embedded in the chunky base

This was something new for me to try, and now I'm eager to make a whole collection of these chunky little assemblages with their handmade folkloric appeal!


Maija said...

Fabulous Pam!!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

You did a great job. They are very clever. What an interesting class. I would love to take one from him sometime.

Catherine said...

Luv these

PS...hope you find time to spend in your art studio :)

LiLi M. said...

Ah these look great and so different! I mean that as a compliment as I sometimes feel that every one in blog land is doing the same. I love this freshness and cannot wait to see more. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Debby Schuh said...

Very cool! Love it and that you got to play and try something new!

Sue said...

These are way cool! I've been wanting to hear all about your Art and Soul experience. Sounds great so far!




This is really amazing. I'm always sure surprised at the new artists/medias that I find just stumbling through the internet!! I really enjoyed the build up of these mini's. Very nice.

Cami said...

Oh how I wish I had taken this class. These look just fabulous and I'm sure they are even more incredible in real life. I hope you'll share them with me next time I see you. I would love to touch them and see what they feel like! Great photos.

Peggy Houston, TX said...

how fun - love your design. Would love to try that out...