Very interesting topic. So many ideas came flying into my brain. I decided to change my approach for this week and go to the table with no specific idea - just see what evolved. It also happened that Friday I had one of my treasured artist dates with my wonderful friend/partner in crime, Kerri. Kerri had a wonderful post on some cool mixed media techniques using Misty Mawn's techniques as described in Cloth Paper Scissors. I definitely wanted to give the techniques a whirl. We prepared two backgrounds and I collaged both. I'm not finished with the collages, I like to take photos before I do the next step - the step at which I typically screw them up. Misty has a cool technique of using Never-Dull to age the collage. I tend to be heavy handed and there is a high potential that I will indeed, screw them up.
Why are there two you ask? Well, the first one I did for the theme I felt wasn't quite "right". The lasso (I even looked up how to make a lariat knot) looks more like a belt than a lasso "capturing" her. I started the second collage and was thinking about what to put in her hand. That's when I can across a lens in my collection of goodies and the face evolved. She looked captured - but then who is capturing who? Taking photos of this piece was a real @$*%#. The contrast came out really strange. I may need to completely revamp the second piece. I plan to finish these two "capture" pieces and want to post whatever happens (the good, the bad, or the ugly) in the future. So you got two for the price of one this week :-).