I have been very inspired and excited since participating in Life Book's latest lesson with Mystele. Mystele's lesson was different than many mixed media lessons that I have taken in that you were to use your imagination to pull figures, symbols, etc from the background after layering. This indeed was my cup of tea! I love the creativity side and the authenticity of it (my word for 2012). It was real and I wanted to do this again and again! This weekend I created and finished one piece and started a second one. I decided to do this one on a canvas board, a little larger than the 9x12 paper I had been using. So here are the step outs so far:
Writing in pencil about creativity and passion, covered with watercolor crayons. I also got to try out my new Niji water brush, a flat one. It worked GREAT for watering down the crayons.
Collaging papers, starting to think the dark purple is too much
Layering with acrylics swirled into a glaze mixture
Acrylics done, but it turned out much darker than I wanted
Time for another layer, Quinacridone Nickel Azo mixed in H2O to make a wash, Crafter's Workshop stencils and plain water (spritzed the plain water on the stencil while paint was still wet)
This need to be toned down. Using the glaze&gesso&H2O mixture poured on then moved around with water spray
More homemade color wash (pyrolle orange, quin red) and white airbrush paint
More gesso mix, this time brayered on
I see birds...again! This is my fourth painting in this style that I see some type of birds. I don't think I have eVeR painted birds...until now because they keep coming back.
See the other two birds at the top? I saw them too. It just called for a tree then and I wanted it to be glittery, so I used Byzantine paint.
Doodling on the tree with Glazes
And there she sits, waiting until next SatARTday!