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Garden Bliss by StarvingArtistKei Garden Bliss by StarvingArtistKei
This is a resist collage. You make a collage out of magazine images, then apply glue where you want the image to remain (or "resist"). Then use some stuff (I can't remember what it is... shoe polish? No? Lord knows. It's some chemical that removes the ink from the images) to distort the colours of the collage that's not protected by the glue. You can fade the ink a little or a lot; you can even smear the ink. It's pretty cool.

Cardstock, magazine cut-outs, glue, ... and that stuff I can't remember :cry: I made this about a year ago.

I got a scanner for Christmas, so as you can see, I'm finally able to put up some of my other works... That is, I'm not too lazy to use my new scanner, because it's in my room ^ ^

Edit: The chemical was called "never dull." It is a polishing compound that can be found at hardware stores. Apparently, it has been harder to find - you can use nail polish remover.

P.S. Wow!! A Daily Deviation?? Thank you so very much, especially to `oedalis!! *humble bow* I truly appreciate your support!

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Given 2006-06-03
Garden Bliss by ~StarvingArtistKei eloquently portrays every lush, vegetative dream of a summer afternoon in the garden you've ever had. ( Featured by oedalis )
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serenitywing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Very expressive!
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cippow25 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
That's really really good. Amazing job.
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:iconnathc:
nathc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
i love the textures on the grapes and the flowers! the bright petals really draw my eyes in.. lovin it :+fav:

nath
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
Thanks!
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Torfishette Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
question, how would i find that stuff that smears the ink and such. i wouldn't be surprised if you've been asked befor. but i'm a lil lazy right now to look. sowwy.
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
Tis ok~ in fact, I was only just recently able to find out what it was (I had long forgotten). It's a chemical was called "never dull." It is a polishing compound that can be found at hardware stores. Apparently, it has been harder to find - you can use nail polish remover. Enjoy!
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lindsie87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
I like this very much. Very summer. Very garden-y!

And congrats on the DD! :)
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:iconstarvingartistkei:
StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
Thanks! :D
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paintedumbrella Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Student
veeeery cool.. what sort fo glue did you use? and would it have been jsut some sort of solvent to go over top? (like paint thinner)?
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
I just used regular elmer's glue (like the stuff you played with in grade school) for the resist. I'm trying to figure out what I used over the image, I'm sure it was some sort of solvent, maybe paint thinner? Try it, see if it works. I really don't remember, but as soon as I figure it out, I'll post it and let everyone know!
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M3N3T3K3L Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
This is absolute beauty.
I am impressed!
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:iconlokiliath:
lokiliath Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
I wish I could add this to my favorites a hundred times over.
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:iconstarvingartistkei:
StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Thank you so much!
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:iconangelhalfie:
AngelHalfie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Wow. Very nice!
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mdcv07 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
wow! id like to try that. congrats! :D
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AznRejects Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Congratulations Kei! :clap:
Lilies~

-AznReject9 (which would make the first one aznreject3 :-P)
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happypills Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Holy crap! That's the coolest collage technique I've ever heard! And hadn't known of it previous...

All those days of making annoying collages for English class would've been a lot more fun, using this technique... hehe.
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AznRejects Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
HOLY CRAP KEI!!!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
XD THANKS MAN!!!!!!!!
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NoirMalediction Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Only 35 comments?? Tsk tsk, you people who faved without commenting should be ashamed....even though I sometimes am guilty of the crime. Anyway, awesome collage, I love the way the colors are a teeny bit muted. It's really great! Keep up the good work! Oh, and by the way, I am favoriting this too, along with those 168 others. :-D
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emisu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Traditional Artist
Woa... sweet.
Probably the best collage i've ever seen. Its fits in so well, everything together. Well, i dunno i think, in my opinon, the bliss writing kinda doesn't fit for me. But its still pretty damn fucking good and beautiful!

And im not much of a fan for collage, and me saying this is the best i've ever seen? That means something :D

Excellent work and congrats :clap:
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:iconscooter7:
scooter7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
This is quite simply beautiful and fantastic = never seen anything like it - please, do lots more!! Super lovely.
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:icondancinglegless:
dancinglegless Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Beautiful. I love the color scheme.
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:icondontask00:
dontask00 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
wow I definitly have to try that! very cool!
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LeannanSidhe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
This is so cool! I really like it :)
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:iconbetsybauer:
betsybauer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Professional Filmographer
This turned out very interesting--I like it a lot! I'm also tempted to try the technique. If you ever remember what that stuff is... I'd be interested in knowing. :D
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Just try experimenting with things! for some reason I want to say it was acetone, but I'm not sure that's correct... either way, you may find something that gives an even cooler effect! (Just be careful, yes? XD )
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:iconbetsybauer:
betsybauer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Professional Filmographer
All right... I'll be sure to do that! haha. :)
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
Aha! I found it! So says my art teacher:

The chemical was called "never dull" it is a polishing compound at home depot. it has been harder to find - you can use nail polish remover.

Enjoy!
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betsybauer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow! Thank you very much. I'll be sure to put that information to good use! :)
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:iconaleqsandra:
aleqsandra Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
good work!
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greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   General Artist
this is really really happy :D makes me want to go outside!
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StarvingArtistKei Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Haha, then my work here has done it's job! I'm so glad you enjoy~
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satine09 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .. ahem ... its great .. :P :D
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:iconxx9:
xx9 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
beautiful work indeed..i loved it.congrats on your DD!..:)
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:iconhattieblue:
hattieblue Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Awww this is gorgeous, u so have to insist on full view to appreciate how good it is Honey ^ - ^
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Photographer
This looks incredible!!! Congrats on the DD!
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CarmenWilliousDorman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
That is a great collage! It's full of color! I'm going to have to find out how to use that glue and such that you used on this thing. :D
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:iconasellus16:
Asellus16 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Wow interesting :3 Looks great!
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:iconelectricstarlight:
ElectricStarlight Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
congrats! this is simply lovely. i love it. especially the vibrance of the purple-ish trellis and the wild orchid (i think that's what it is?) on the left. great job!
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:iconmsilvestre:
msilvestre Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Reminds me of my Garden.:)

~Super!:star:
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:iconericavee:
EricaVee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
this is absilutely beautiful! i've never heard of resist collage but it sure produces lovely results. congrats on DD! :)
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Amion-Hacker Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Very beautiful!
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:iconhollyyy:
Hollyyy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Writer
very, very cool.
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Servant-of-Hell Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Photographer
juuuust beeeeaautiful!!!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
a very beautiful and creative piece! congrats on your DD! :nod:
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:icond0cketts:
d0cketts Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Nice.
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:iconryuunoane:
ryuunoane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
it looks very good :D
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:iconpaperlila:
paperlila Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Interface Designer
very pretty.. :) congrats on the DD, you deserve it... that's an interesting way to make a collage, I'd never heard of it before.. It looks almost like a painting. in any case, it's definately a great outcome! :clap:
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C0d Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Excellent! :popcorn:
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