I am experiencing art techniques that I haven’t ever tried before.
First I painted the blank page with white Gesso. I’m not sure why. It’s just what I’ve seen other artists do. Good reason, eh?
Then I stamped with Archival black ink with a large rubber stamp. Next I scraped white modeling paste through a couple of stencils. When the modeling paste dried, I used watercolors very wet and pigment applied to the top of the page. I spritzed the paint with water to help the color drip down the page. Then some black splatters with black acrylic paint watered down some.
I turned my journal upside down and did the same from the bottom. Let me tell you...that is fun as well as rather unpredictable.
It all looks like a mess and almost ugly and I love it!
I used a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker for the phrase and a label maker for the word experience.
This is a technique that I need to practice and fine tune.
Today I wanted to make a tag.
I’m linking my tag to Tag Tuesday where the theme this fortnight is FACES.
I’ve joined a free week long daily video demonstration at Willa Workshops called Fodder Challenge. This particular day was Workbench Remnants by DeeDee Catron. She made the chevron fodder. I had the same stamp and wanted to make one too. Then I needed something to put it on. A tag was born.
I love these scribbly, sketchy line drawn ladies by Clearly Impressed, The Unruly Girls Club. I’ve had these stamps forever and they’ve hardly been stamped on anything. But they are going to make appearances on tags at least. Because they’re fun.
Girls just wanna have fun...and I am!