I’ve had a good week, with a bit of time here and there to play with my art supplies. Here’s one finished piece, using collage, Gelli Plate prints, stencils, fluid acrylics, gesso etc. This is the same process I am teaching next weekend – the class has sold out so there’ll be more classes to come.
I spent ages this morning printing on tissue paper so that I have a supply of papers ready for doing collage. When you stick it down with gel medium the tissue goes see through so you can layer images without the paper showing. Brilliant! All I needed was stencils, fluid acrylics, brayer, Gelli plate and tissue paper. Great fun.
This is the last page, done this morning, in the journal I started when Tony went to Waikato Hospital on the 19th of January. Life is not normal in the sense of being the same as it was – seemingly simple things like a hot shower still exhaust Tony – but life is slowly settling into a new normal. We’re very fortunate and very grateful.
Today Tony was super tired and went back to bed about 11.30 (healing after two major surgeries is hard work). I decided to get out my Gelli Plate, some Golden Fluid Acrylics, stencils, old lace and some texture plates. Oh, and a random pile of paper. Hours later, here’s just a few of the papers I now have tucked away for card making, collaging, art journaling and other fun stuff. And there’s a wee supply on it’s way to an arty/crafty friend!