Been super busy--really getting ready for my summer shows--but I decided to take some time for my neglected blog by showing you my latest piece, and a little bit of a tell-all on how I made it. So here's my latest piece--
Oh--I just love these vibrant colors!
But I'll take you back to the beginning--I got out my 110 cardstock paper (bought it at Staples), and my gel medium and molding paste.....and a texture tool.....and a stencil.
The orange one on top was what I used my molding paste for--just laid my stencil over the un-painted paper and scraped the paste over the stencil with a palette knife. And then when it was dry, I just added my paint--lots of layers for the depth--that's why I love using this cardstock--it will stand up to anything!
And the bottom two, I just randomly applied a fairly heavy coat of gel medium over the paper, and used my texture tool (a hair pick) to make random designs. When dry, I added my paints and stencils--really turned out great.
Still painting papers--
Still going for texture with the corrugated cardboard and the textured wallpaper, and love this book page. I found the book at a recent garage sale--it's like 6 x 20--very cool size.
....time to start playing with this 10 x 20 gallery canvas.
The start of it--
I collaged pages from one of my favorite books (another garage sale find from years ago--I use it ALL the time) with Golden Matte Medium, and then added the yellow wash of paint to it.
Getting my 'frame' on it--
...with all of these wonderfully-textured papers.
And then I added the main design (the birds). And then I like to outline my collaged papers with my Faber-Castell black brush pitt pen. It really makes everything pop--
and it gives it that stained glass look
And I didn't forget about the sides either!
And that's how I did it! I'll call this post part 1--I'll show you more in my 'part 2' post.