Before I show you my new art, I want to thank everyone for all of your visits and comments on my circus pieces. A few of you have asked me if I'm going to be selling my boxes online, and yes I am after my show in Dec. But I'll be sure to let everyone know!
So I have a little more time to do the kind of art that I like to make, and that started out with painting my own papers--
These are on watercolor papers. I wanted something really durable and heavy enough to hold all of the layers that I put on, starting with spray inks and then acrylics mixed in with stamping and whatever I had on hand.
And then I started out with my first layer on my surface--
These papers were so stiff, I didn't even mess with the regular gel medium to adhere them--I went right to the big-boy stuff and used my heavy gel medium, which worked like a charm.
And then came the 2nd layer--
.......and followed with the finishing touches....
.....including the "frame-work"...
....all on this cupboard door--
If you read my blog, then you know that these are one of my favorite surfaces to work on, with the added bonus that I will pay no more than $5.00 for these doors (and even that's a pretty steep price) at garage sales.
I really enjoyed making this because I took my time and just enjoyed the process, but I know that I'm probably going to regret enjoying this too much, because when it comes down to the wire--I'm going to be stressing out (like I usually do) before these shows and wondering-- Did I make enough???
But in the meantime---this was fun!!