I got behind in my art project, but I've caught up!
I am going to share both weeks in one post!
Layers You Will Love
Art Challenge: Cover up good stuff
Journal Prompt: Going Undercover
I started the pages with something I love
Paris Eiffel Tower stamped with pink ink
Using oil pastels I made a rainbow design across the page.
I used Gesso to soften the whole look of the page (layers, I keep saying to myself...layers)
I tried getting some texture by making swirls with an eraser...at this point I'm really loving this page.
BUT....the challenge is to cover it up
I took a paper towel and dripped on lots and lots of watercolors, overlapping and letting them bleed
This reminds me a quilt and thus the 'under cover'
I ripped the paper towel in to many pieces to make a collage on the page.
Being close to Valentine's Day I choose a heart shape over the two page layout
Added more color to the page and wrote around the edge of the heart in black ink
loving the layers, but not afraid to cover it up
Art Challenge: Repeating Layers
Journal Challenge: It's Worth Repeating
My Mardi Gras inspired colors of purple and green were stamped on the page in a checkerboard fashion using makeup sponges
I love these colors, but again it's all about the layers this month
Using watered down Gesso I covered the page then took thicker Gesso and using a small cup make circle shapes on the page
I wanted to add Gold as the third Mardi Gras color but didn't have any paint, so used some glitter glue which barely showed. I pulled out a new circle stamp and used a stamp pad in a bronze color. It got 'muddy' for me and I wasn't thrilled with it but the project goes on.
I used some water colors to soften the page and then a blue acrylic and a large cup to make more circles on the page. Adding the journal prompt
It's worth repeating!
Even when the pages don't turn out like I hope, I am learning from them. I'm not afraid to try something new and just keep going. It has been a really great challenge.
Thanks for following along.