Below is the digital art I’ve been working on called Golden Promise. This is really version 11, and even more if you count all the inbetweens, but I’m counting this only as version 2. I end up with so many saved versions of my digital art that I have to make a separate folder, just for it. Then I compare them. I sometimes combine some of my versions. This is a digital artwork utilizing Photoshop. Coral painter, and Synthetik Studio 5.5. I’m not sure it’s done yet, but it’s somewhat captivating.
Go here to see a previous version of this so you can see how it has evolved.
As I type this, I’m traveling up to Ohio to see family for Christmas. My daughter is driving, and I have passed the time by watching YouTube videos of mixed media techniques and also by working on this digital art piece on my laptop. I’m really excited about naming and trying out skins. Although I DID bring a lot of art supplies, I did not bring the supplies to make the skins. In fact, I may need to buy a few more things with my Christmas money. I took notes, and I saved them in my digital journal so I could reference it later.
How to make paper skins: This is very cool. Take gloss medium and coat both sides of your item (different kinds of paper, tea bags, organic material like leaves, etc) and lay it on plastic or a trash bag, something nonstick, coating under and over the item with the gloss medium. A paper protector sheet works well. Pick up the item and flip it over on the gloss medium to make textured air bubbles. Let dry. It will dry transparent and make the paper translucent. It will make tough paper easier to handle. You can also write words and turn it into a skin as well. You can draw and stencil on your paper and then turn it into a skin. The video reference is below.