Why am I tracing and decorating my hands? Well why not it's just another shape of paper/card on which to create art and you might as well make it unique............right?
I've made these for a swap over on ATCsforAll (Artist trading card site). It's nice to have an alternative shape other than your basic shapes. I think they add a different aspect and design element and also makes you think about how and where to place your designs. I can't wait to see what I get back in return.
So what do you do with them I hear you ask? Well you can make them into an altered book, add them onto a ring binder or even hang them up as a mobile (hence the decorated backs) or string them like you would bunting. The possibilities are endless -I've had mine on my art wall before packing them up - I'm hand delivering these to the host of the swap..................yes your eyes aren't deceiving you - I'm off to Rochester NYC in a few days for a weeks holiday and art weekend with around 20+ artists.
So here are my hands all using mixed media - acrylic paints, neo II colours, rubber stamps, etc. there are too many to list.
Even the backs have been decorated.
See you all soon.