Friday, August 16, 2013

magazine image characters

Thanks to all who took the time to watch and comment on my first video last week. One of the comments I received was to show more about assembling magazine images into characters so that's what I have for you today.

I used a mail order clothing catalog, a landscaping magazine and a Cosmopolitan for the images that I started with and had them all cut out prior to filming to save time. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

 
 
Thanks for watching!
 
Renee
 

19 comments:

  1. This was awesome Renee! Absolutely LOVE your " people" and LOVE that you shared this with us! Thank you and I will link you when I do mine :) :) :)
    PS I hope this is just the beginning of your videos

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I can't wait to see your creations!

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to do this video for us and sharing your creative ideas. This is wonderful and I can hardly wait to "create" some Renee characters.

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    1. Thanks Erin - make sure and share pics when you are done :)

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  3. I was jumping for joy when I saw this post!!!!! I'm so excited to see how you make your characters and the video is fabulous!!!!! Thanks so much for doing this... and I will share my characters when I get some done.
    Hugs, Emie

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    1. Thank you, Emie - you make me smile :) (see) anxiously waiting to see what you've done!

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    2. I'm working on a few right now.. lots of paper cutting going on around here. Will show you what I come up with when I'm done. Having a great time with it!!!!

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  4. Great video! What do you use to glue down your creations? Glue stick doesn't always give a good bond, but matt medium makes magazine images wrinkle.

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    1. For assembly ahead of time like this I use the glue stick. If I'm using them on mail art I use matte medium because I would rather have minor wrinkles but make sure the item stays intact through the postal machine instead of using a glue stick and chance parts will get pulled off. I don't mind a few wrinkles, I just call it character.

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  5. Wonderful video! I couldn't ever figure out how you did those characters, now I know. Thanks so much for taking the mystery out of it. I hope you make more videos when you have the time. Loved it!

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    1. Thank so much for watching and for taking the time to comment - you are appreciated!

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  6. Thanks Renee for sharing these videos, love your characters and envelopes, I enjoyed making one.
    Anni

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    1. I would love to see what you've made - thank you!

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  7. I really enjoyed the videos ,thank you for taking the time to share your talent .You make it look so easy.

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  8. Very fun. This reminds me of what I used to do with magazine people when I was a kid. I will have to give it a try again. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Incredibly creative Renee. Thanks again for showing us how-to.
    I look forward to having a go.
    Gez xx

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  10. I watched your video and made some of my own creatures. I wrote about it on my blog. I shared your video too and linked back to this post. If you prefer I don't put a YouTube link to your video on my blog just let me know and I will take it down.

    I had so much fun doing this. I am looking forward to incorporating the technique into some of my artwork. I'm a watercolor painter primarily, but I am really interested in collage and mixed media art. I am trying to learn and practice as many techniques as I can.

    Thank you for making this video! Here is a link to my blog post with the images I created: http://itsadomelife.com/2013/08/how-to-assemble-a-cast-of-characters-for-your-mixed-media-art.html

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  11. Just wanted to tell you that I'm obsessed with making these now.... made a journal page with some of them. I'm challenged with taking photos and uploading them to the internet so I'll try and get a friend to help me really soon. THANK YOU so much for the videos!!!!! I could make a copy and send them to you though????
    Emie

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    1. Emie, that's awesome - I am so glad you are having fun!

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