I feel like I am getting back on track here in the studio. It's the perfect weekend to stay focused inside because of the overcast skies and scattered rain. I warmed up yesterday with the Jane Davies' technique but quickly lost interest as my small detailed sections got lost in my thicker black lines, but I plan to revisit this technique again. Here is my version LOL - looking a lot like Jane's. I really do like the strong graphic look of it and I really do want to experiment more with black and white and limited color.
From there, I moved on to playing with more color (by default). I started with a piece of acrylic paper 12" x 12" and using Derwent Inktense Blocks, I added water and made lots of drips from different sides. Eventually I added more white paint to blend some areas. I started layering more color and Thermofax screen prints and stamping then I decided to cut up the piece into 4 equal sections. This is a fun way to create a series that I learned from Mary-Beth Shaw when I took a class from her at ArtFest in 2008. These are the pieces I created at ArtFest in her classs. Mary-Beth is a fantastic teacher!!!
So I cut up my layout and started turning the pieces and developing them more and the 4 pieces look like this:
Then I added some stickers, and later removed them.
I'm thinking about transferring all 4 of the designs to fabric and building out each piece with stitch and embellishments. They are great backgrounds to build on top of!
Lastly, a little note about paper towels. Never dispose of paper towels because you can scan or photo these to use in Photoshop Elements (hint, hint).
Have a fantastic Sunday and I hope you are able to make some time to be creative today!!