Altered Images Interactive Art Demonstration with Tony Bounsall
Thursday, March 25, 6 — 8 PM (ET)
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Altered Images Courtesy Tony Bounsall
In association with Propeller's Altered Images at Hand Exhibition Call, we are pleased to have photographer Tony Bounsall present several useful techniques that you may use in your practice of photo alteration. You may follow along with your own materials and apply them as Tony does in the presentation, or for those who do not have the materials, please follow along and learn by watching.
Tony has been working as a professional commercial photographer for over 30 years and has been teaching photography and visual arts for over 15 years. Frequently he uses a blend of both analogue and digital techniques to augment and alter his fine art images.
We will start the presentation with an artist overview and brief history of his personal media usage, media types and processes. Images that feature collage, hand colouring, encaustic medium, and mixed media applications are all featured. During the presentation we will also be covering off two essential collage/mixed media demos:
- The “Big Secret" Technique for gluing paper flat
- How to create Collage modules using freezer paper and acrylic skin transfers using “Grattage”. All these techniques can be used in conjunction with numerous other image transfer techniques and print colouration and distressing methods taught in a series of other online workshops available from Tony. He will share a number of techniques from beginning to end.
- *One container of Acrylic GEL medium ( Tony uses Golden matte and Gloss). Semi-gloss works fine
- A tube of dark acrylic paint ( Black, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber , Prussian Blue), (available at Art Supply stores)
- Silicone scraper or an old credit card
- *Roll of Reynolds White freezer Paper (available at Grocery stores) or other Poly coated one side freezer paper
- Some scrap magazine paper ( glossy)
- 1/2 sheet sturdy paper or a hardboard panel (available at Art Supply and Home Depot Stores)
- Roll of Clear Packing tape
- Flat objects like plastic texture screens, sink stoppers, stencils, lace table cloths, paper doilies, anything that has an interesting texture and is flat
*More About Gel Mediums:
Gel mediums are preferred due to consistency and lower moisture content than other acrylic mediums. You can use soft, regular, or heavy.
*More About Freezer Paper:
These papers are coated on one side with poly (polyethylene). Waxed or silicone coated papers or parchment paper will not work well. Reynolds brand freezer paper has variable availability and is difficult to find in Toronto. Large freezer paper rolls (up to 1000 ft) are more readily available from restaurant suppliers, Uline, Amazon.ca etc. Small quantity rolls (20ft) may be ordered from this Canadian source in Montreal:
A second alternative is disposable palette paper such as Canson disposable palette pads, or Strathmore palette paper. These are quite inexpensive and readily available in local art stores such as Curries, Above Ground, DeSerres, or your favourite local shop.
More about Tony Bounsall
Tony has been working as a professional photographer/visual artist for thirty years and is a photo arts graduate (BAPA) from Ryerson Polytechnical University. He currently teaches Digital Photography, iPhoneography, Photo Based Mixed Media, Printmaking and Collage at The Vancouver Island School Of Art and a part time instructor at UVic Continuing Education, Metchosin International Summer School of The Arts, Red Deer College Series Summer School of The Arts and Leading Edge workshops in Calgary. He also runs workshops in Collage, Encaustics, iPhoneography and Mixed Media. Tony is also winner of a Saanich Legacy grant for his “Holga Dreams” program for teens.
He exhibits and sells his own fine art prints and mixed media work throughout North America. Artwork for sale at Artist Archive