Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turn a Negative into a Positive......Paperdvizhnik Challenge

The new challenge at paperDVIZHNIK is a brain cruncher. High light negative space and combine two images in one.

Negative space , in art, is the space around and between the subject (s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally USED to artistic effect as the "Real" subject of an Image. ( wiki )
Visit paperDVIZHNIK and see the amazing and varied pages created by the other DT girls....I hope you will be inspired to 'stretch' your creativity and play with us this month.

I found this challenge really difficult. Not so much the making of my page, although that was pretty time consuming, but the 'design' element.......making an 'identifiable' negative shape or space out of a positive shape or space. I did not succeed in doing this :(    I focussed only on "the space around and between the subjects of an image" . I overlapped the two moving figures and created positive/negative spaces within the figures and around the figures. To high light the difference I've kept the figures simple, just watercolour but the background detailed.

Layers of paper, tissue, embossing, stamping and watercolour.

A negative space created in the positive space where body parts overlap. New spaces or 'shapes' created by the wire. The new favourite mantra.

Rubons and metal gears connected with wire.

Background layers of paper, tissue, washi, stamping and embossing.

Please join us this month. Put your imagination, your design eye and creativity to the test. So looking forward to see what you come up with.

Thanks for visiting....may your days be charged with positivity.
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  1. Breathtaking, dear Gayle! This is so, so good! This challenge is really difficult, but very interesting too. I´ll try to take time and start thinking..... Wish you a nice week xx Evelyn

  2. incroyablement beau ! je n'arriverai pas à faire ce défi, trop difficile.
    Vous avez beaucoup de talent Gayle

  3. Wow!
    I love the artwork you created with this prompt, it looks very well thought out and the design is captivating!

  4. Wow this is stunning, absolutely amazing.. very creative.. I would not even know where to start on a challenge like this!! well done!

  5. Spectacular! You did an amazing job with the criteria given. The cogs and their placement along with the wire is so effective. Loving the background work too!

  6. I have to agree with everyone else here my friend. This page is AMAZING. A true work of art..


  7. I have been looking on this masterpiece for more than several days, and I still can not imagine how you created it. Absolutely incredible, breathtaking and so impressive

  8. How unique a challenge is this. Took me a mo to get my head around the idea, but now love it...


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