WooHoo it is tickle a Teapotter time and Polly has us channeling our inner Vincent Van Gogh. This was heaps of very messy, inky fun and if they ever dry I will be a happy camper!
The card on the left was coloured using white gesso and a few drops of spiced marmalade Distress re-inkers. The one on the right was made using gold gesso and then spiced marmalade distress ink finger painted over the top.
In real life the gold gesso one is bright gold and bright orange, they look very different here. After stenciling and trying to dry them with a heat gun I dabbed them in a watery puddle of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain.
I'm glad I do all this messy sort of work on sheets of aluminium foil - no cleaning required, just chuck it out.
Thank you for looking and thanks to Polly for a great challenge.
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 GMT Views: 931
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 22839
Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 9:08 PM
Wow! Susie, your heaps of messy, inky fun art always turns into masterpieces!! The stenciled flowers on both cards are marvelous and both backgrounds are quite striking! I think of Vincent's sunflowers series when I look at these!! Marvelous work, my friend!!!
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Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 9:32 PM
Bet they are even prettier IRL as are very pretty here and wow ---LOL---no accidents just a great mess that was easy to clean up---my kind of mess---came out great---PS--let me know if the bribe works!!!!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 36437
Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
WOW not one but two beauties! Using gesso....that was a stroke of genius....the texture on this is amazing and the bright, beautiful colors are so pretty!! I think we can call you Mrs. Van Gogh from here on..Thanks so much Mrs. VG for lending your artistic talents to the Tickle :)
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 104581
Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 7:43 AM
Gold gesso, that's something I've never heard of. Clear and black yes. I trust that they are both dry now and looking even more beautiful if that's possible. Your sunflower stencil is wonderful. And the colours - oh my. It was (after my springy Monday) a cold morning with frozen slushy rain and greyness, and these colours are a tonic.