Today’s artist was Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door. I love her work and, as my process is similar, this felt like affirmation to keep doing what I enjoy. So I did…but she reminded me to haul the Distress Stains out as I tend to reach for paint first.
Yesterday’s artist was Catherine Scanlon – I had to go out after work so am a day late posting. This was fun, way out of my comfort zone, and I’m much happier with the result than I expected to be. I used a variety of media, and a traced photo of some flowers.
Today’s artist is Andrea Gomoll who does the most glorious mixed media; her recipe was largely about how to make gorgeous backgrounds. My first attempt didn’t work because I used too much water and ended up with muddy colours; I’ll work over the top of it and it’ll be fine eventually. I’m so pleased with the second attempt, which is on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Cardstock.
Today’s artist was Diana Trout; the technique involved an initial medium on the paper, drawing into it and watercolours. The medium I chose didn’t cope with all the water I used, so I ended up with some odd patches but that’s ok. Although not a good painting by any stretch of the imagination, I had fun with this and will try the technique again. Incidentally, the painting is based on a photo I took of relics in the grounds of Monte Cassino Abbey in Italy in 2010 when I was part of the Legato exhibition.
I love Rae’s art, having met her through Documented Life etc. I was super excited about trying her technique … and it wouldn’t work for me 😉 I think the crayons I have just weren’t waxy enough to resist properly. That said, I got some fabulous prints and loved some of her ideas for getting interesting marks using a Gelli plate. I have shared my fav, and it’s ghost print, below.
Day 6 of Creative Jump Start 2018 was inspired by Andrew Borloz. I have a few of his stencils from StencilGirl products and enjoy his style. His project was a multi-step recipe for creating quite complex pages that can be used in a multitude of ways. It was more time-consuming and fussy than I normally bother with, so it was great to slow down and do something quite different. On reflection I don’t think my colour choices made the most of the technique, but that’s ok…it’s all about the process and the learning.