I woke up at four this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep so I decided to partake in some challenges. This one is for Take a Word challenge “Fish”. I chose to take a different approach this time and document the process. Here is the end result, followed by the step by step.I started by Gessoing my pages. The yellow is bleeding through from the other page. See previous post. I had dropped some yellow india ink for some dimension on it – and wow – that is some powerful stuff! I have a feeling I’ll be dealing with yellow in my backgrounds for a while now.Then added color with acrylic paint. Several colors not shown here mostly greens and blues topped with some iridescence. I would lay paint down, spray it for the effect the water gives on wet paint, let that layer dry and then add another until I got the right effect I was looking for. I’m not sure the camera really picks that up very well.Collage elements added are K and Company. I then mixed some paint with water and made a spray for the Tim Holtz stencil in top right corner. I had a happy mistake happen here. Since I was spraying on a nonabsorbent surface, the wet liquid was resisting and running up under my stencil, so what I ended up with was the reverse image of what I had intended. But I absolutely love it and am currently trying different techniques to imitate it without destroying my stencil, which is what ultimately happened. Apparently the Tim Holtz stencils can be melted with the Tim Holtz heating tool – who knew? I wonder if he does?
Added dimension with a Hobby Lobby stencil, the only one I could find on the market that resembles kelp. I’m going to have to make my own, because I’m really not a fan of this one. Here I am mixing my modeling paste and paint.
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