Thursday, 2 April 2015
Hardboard primed with gesso. Derwent Artbars applied dry to board and then water added. It's easier to work the colour with finger tips for warmth and pressure. Mark making using rubber tipped shaping tools and dry application of Artbars direct to the board.
Monday, 2 March 2015
Black and white collage.
I started a collage last summer which I was never sure what to do with. It was a patchwork of black and white magazine images. When I placed “sticky back tissue paper” over it I was unhappy with the result – the backing on the tissue paper was too opaque and made the whole collage flat and unappealing to me. I doodled a wilting weed in white pen but no joy in any further ideas. It got put aside with other half finished projects and collage “stuff”. When I say stuff I mean bits and bobs I can’t bear to throw away. This includes envelopes from bills and junk mail.
I sifted through my boxes and got tearing and sticking. A photo of the adorable Mabel takes pride of place.
(pic montage at the bottom shows the original half finished collage (top left) and then some of the stages)
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Stamping with the Gelli Plate (size 3x5) inspired by Gelli Arts.
Gelli plate mounted on an acrylic block and then different stencils and textures used to create patterns. Various acrylic paints used (including gold which adds a lovely shimmer in places but is not picked up by my iPhone camera!)