I’ve been at it again–making collage fodder, that is! It’s a good thing to do when I come home late at night and want to make art, but am too tired. I’m still making art, but its not a big commitment, and its ok if it doesn’t turn out great! Even the ugly scraps couldContinue reading “More collage fodder and experimentations!”
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Collage Fodder Madness: Gelli prints with acrylics, distress inks, and alcohol drops; and collage and watercolor paintings meant to be ripped!
I made more collage fodder this past week, all kinds!! On Wednesday, I got inspired by watching a Robyn Mcclendon video on using alcohol with her gelli plates. So I tried it, of course. It was super fun! I tried this on a variety of different papers, including parchment paper, deli paper, watercolor paper, andContinue reading “Collage Fodder Madness: Gelli prints with acrylics, distress inks, and alcohol drops; and collage and watercolor paintings meant to be ripped!”
Art Process: Joy Breakthrough
Well, I added some additions to this to fix the smears from yesterday. You can see an earlier version here and read more about my art process and mess up. This is the final edited version (below) made of alcohol inks, Caran d’Ache Neocolor 1 and 2 crayons, acrylic paint, painter’s pen, gel pen, sharpies,Continue reading “Art Process: Joy Breakthrough”
Art Process: When Disaster Shows Promise and When Promise Turns to Disaster
This (above) is my disaster that ended up showing promise. I was working on something else in the art studio today. This was just an afterthought. It was beckoning me somehow. I dont work on it often, and lately, it seems I only add a bit here or there after I get done with somethingContinue reading “Art Process: When Disaster Shows Promise and When Promise Turns to Disaster”
Art Process: Swift Change, Blue Break, and Collage Fodder Madness.
Art making mania: Well, I seem to be on a roll with the art-making. I’m just in art obsessed mode. I never run out of ideas or new things I want to try! I’ve been watching a lot of you tube videos on art making. This past week I have watched mixed media techniques, howContinue reading “Art Process: Swift Change, Blue Break, and Collage Fodder Madness.”
Faux Rice Paper
I learned a new technique to make faux rice paper. It’s pretty cool. This is my first ever attempt to make it!! It can be used as a journal cover or as collage fodder that you incorporate into a different art piece. It’s made with a mixture of Elmer’s glue and water (half and half)Continue reading “Faux Rice Paper”
Golden Healing, Art Process, Part 7
So this is my Golden Healing Painting now. I will be using it in my workshop addressing rejection on Saturday. The painting itself is almost done, but not perfect. I added a glaze with white and yellow. At first, it looked like too much paint went into my glaze, and it was too late toContinue reading “Golden Healing, Art Process, Part 7”
Golden Healing, Art Process, Part 6
It’s coming along. I fixed the contrast problem of the rain by adding some contrast with some blue glazes….I used various strengths or combinations of glaze and blue on it, from more glaze and less blue to more blue and less glaze. I tried to blend in the dark portions with lighter glazes. That’s theContinue reading “Golden Healing, Art Process, Part 6”
Alcohol ink frenzy
I decided that I’m going to concentrate on making a collection of alcohol inks to be sold on Etsy. This medium is less labor intensive for me compared to my typical mixed media art, and it may also be more profitable. It will also be easier to organize and keep track of. I’ve already boughtContinue reading “Alcohol ink frenzy”
Art process: Layers and pours; Part 2 of Golden Healing.
I worked on two paintings tonight. These paintings are the ones I worked on a few days ago. You can see an earlier version here. The one below is my “repaired canvas” from the other day. I sense that the word “repair” might be part of its message when it’s all done. I covered theContinue reading “Art process: Layers and pours; Part 2 of Golden Healing.”