The last couple weeks I've been working on a 21 Day Art Journaling Challenge, which has been great, but time-consuming. Nothing interesting, journal worthy really, has been happening so rather than detailing something from the week for the last two weeks I've simply practiced backgrounds. I've learned a lot by just playing around and giving different things a try.
Here's my last couple weekly cards:
These are the colors I used. The bottom white is a gloss I found at Wally World.
I used gesso over the paper first and then added water and one color.
Then, I continued adding water with other colors.
I love the streaky, ethereal look that you get when water is added.
This is the back of the card. I used similar colors and a palette knife to scrape spaces off for a little more texture.
Here's the colors I used and the gloss to add a little bit of texture and sheen between layers. I just love the background effect from water and paint.
I used a stencil and some paste for texture in the bottom corner,
and a little bit more of a different stencil in the right corner.
I used the gloss with a small amount of color over the top and a paper towel for a little more texture.
Over the top I simply painted on some of the brighter color.
This is the back. I used nothing but water and some ink. I adore this technique. Would make lovely backgrounds for future projects. Can't wait to play around a little more with it.
To see more of my Art Challenge 2015 posts you can check them out here.
Now for the 21 Day Art Challenge, days 12-14. If you'd like to see previous days, here's 1-7 and 8-11.
Day 12- Can I Quote You On That?
I drew out a cityscape and then pasted a quote in the grassy area and wrote out a few of my own thoughts pertaining to the quote within the sky area. I tried a mirror image but I'm a little challenged so I screwed it up, the thought I was going for still gets across.
Day 13- Paint Over A Photo
My plan for the photo was a fire ring, with the thought of aiming for your goals. Suffice it to say that didn't work.
Day 14- Ephemera
Mom and I took a trip this past summer to Florida. We drove and antiqued/thrifted all the way. We had so much fun. I used a duplicate flyer from one of the shops for this page.
If you are not playing around with some form of art, no matter what it is, I highly encourage you to do so. It is so therapeutic and just a great time. Keep learning and growing every day!