Monday, January 28, 2013

So...Now what?

I've been trying a few of the techniques, or variations of them, from Creative Jumpstart series.  In this case, I started with a page that had a bit of paint on it from a day when I didn't want to waste the paint left on my brush.  The page was actually like this for almost a year.

In addition to learning some new ideas, I've also pulled out a few materials that I have but haven't used for a long time.  I started with a couple of Pearl Pens, in blue and copper.  Their fine tips are great for drawing with the paint right out of the 'pen' (probably why they're called Pearl Pens).  I drew a bunch of circles and some spirals ('cause that's just what I do...).  I love the wonderful raised texture they give you when they dry.  







I thought I'd add some stamping, but because of the raised edges, it can't easily be done.  Enter that great tissue paper technique!  Stamp on the cheap tissue and then adhere it to the page using gel medium.  Very cool!

I also had some scraps of tissue paper on which I had hand written some text using a Micron pen, lying in my tissue paper bin so I added them too.


But, as you can see it needs more...

So I got out some white acrylic paint and a fine paint brush and I added some white around those raised blue circles.  Then, just because it was lying on my desk I picked up an empty tape spool and stamped it in the paint and added a few more circle with it.  I like the double concentric circles I get with this particular spool.  


But, I think it still needs more...


I got out the black paint and added some 'shadows'.  And then I stared at the page for a while and finally asked myself, 

"So... Now what?  And then it came to me...



Sometimes you just have to go with the obvious.  It's not a work of art, but it certainly was a great way to try out some new ideas.

8 comments:

  1. Oh I really like your dimension swirls and the stamping on your page, lots of layering. Nice and your lovely blues of course. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. I do seem to fall back to blue a lot... :o)

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  2. I have been so inspired by the Creative Jump Start techniques....I made a mental note of the stamping on tissue paper technique...I thought it was a great idea also!! BTW..I have signed up for the Color Love 101...I can't believe how much Letter Love 101 has expanded my art experience!!

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    1. That's great Danielle. You'll love it. I still haven't finished all of the lessons, but I'm loving it! Letter Love 2 starts on Feb. 1st and I'm signed up for that too. I've been learning so much from Joanne! I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying her classes too!

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  3. Love this! I do like that tissue paper idea which I keep forgetting to try. Need to write it down in my techniques book. Will do that right now. Thanks for the inspiration - again.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. Yes, that tissue paper technique is brilliant. I will certainly use it again.

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  4. Swirls and circles...great shapes!! What gel medium do you use?

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    1. Thanks Amie. I've currently got Liquitex matte medium, but I've used Golden too and both are great.

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