|My paint palette|
|The acrylic paint applied to the page|
After working in a media where the quilt police will call you out because you have been less than precise, dabbing, wiping and rubbing techniques were a welcomed change!
The instructor had us write words to add a layer to the background before we drew hearts with a grease pencil. She talked about how it was challenging for people to fill a page with text and gave us a cheat sheet should we need it.
For a couple years, I've been writing a few paragraphs every day. I started the daily journaling two years ago when a group of six of us worked through the exercises listed in Julia Cameron's Artist's Way book. Generally, I write about what I plan to accomplish, list a task that I haven't been able to complete or write what I have finished.
Surprisingly, writing whatever "it" is on the paper has helped me see what I have accomplished and to find possible solutions when I'm stuck.
|Stamped image on left page; white paint|
on right page. What a change!
Next, we layered one page with white paint to lighten the background. Then we added some lines to the hearts to provide some depth. On the other page, we stamped an image.
It was surprising how little of the products we used; yet what an impact those products had on our work!
|Spray ink resist and ghost print pages|