Challenge: with a little springtime inspiration we are to step out of our comfort zone and create ART using at least 2 different coloring media.
I am still waiting for spring to arrive here.
So I dug deep to think of happy spring time icons that are meaning to me and came up with: newly leafing trees, linens blowing dry on the clothesline and bluebells.
I decided to work on a 5x7" canvas today which I have only done 3 other times. So it is not yet totally in my comfort zone. I prepare it with a gesso base.
I laid in some background colors with acrylic paints.
I love texture and wanted to try some new textures on the canvas. I wadded up some tissue paper and glued it on top of the gesso at one end. At the opposite end I wrapped bandage material across the canvas and painted it. Once dry I challenge myself to not settle for what I thought the layout would be and turned the canvas to each side thinking about I how could that side. Talk about moving outside one's comfort zone. BUT I decide to use the canvas upside down from all my thoughts during the beginning prep LOL!
I decided the tissue paper texture could serve as layers within the tree branches and would provide a place to hang my sheet. I started with creating the tree branch using embossing paste with stencil. I colored and added leaves.
I outlined a mask for the flowers. Since it had no interior lines to work with I just went with whatever came to mind. A few bleeps along the way but I just added another layer of colored over those 1st editions.
I ended up coloring with most everything in my stash....acrylic paints, watercolors, dye inks, liquid pearls, pencils, markers...What fun!
The hostess team here is FABULOUS thanks for another wonderful challenge!
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013 GMT Views: 468
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 24807
Sat, May 04, 2013 @ 4:13 AM
You've created something beautiful and unique using all your spring icons. I love all the "found items" that you utilized in your piece to add texture..very clever! You really went all out for this challenge and it shows :)