Let me lend you a hand, shall I? A little LOVE for you.
I had fun painting my hand to contribute to Art is You.
I’ve also been working on a piece using Wood Icing. I love this product. Not sure how I’ll finish it yet, but here’s how I got there…
I started off with a piece of cardboard from a cereal box (12×6″ish). Gessoed it, let dry. Then spread a layer of Wood Icing with a palette knife. Then I made marks on it for texture, using a butter knife and the little center plastic thingie-majiggie from a roll of transparent tape. After the Wood Icing was dry, the cardboard started to bow a little, so I let it sit under a heavy book overnight. That did the trick.
I spread brown paint all over the Wood Icing and smooshed it into the textured grooves and patterns.
Then I wiped the surface off with baby wipe or damp paper towel, but leaving the paint in the grooves. Groovy!
I just love this look. The surface has a bit of a crackle to it. It really looks like wood.
Once the “stain” was dry, I stared to spread some Cobalt Teal Heavy Body acrylic paint along the edge. Yes, you know this is my favorite color. Then I spread some Raw Sienna and Nickel Azo Gold acrylic paint.
I took a tiny bit of black acrylic paint and rubbed it in sections then wiped it off quickly. Just to give it a worn look. I’m not done with this, but this is what is looks like now.. I love these colors. Wood Icing is pretty amazing.
Next up are a few background papers I was playing around with when a friend (hi Raine :^) ), came over and we took over my kitchen table and painted and sprayed and had a blast.
I used deli paper for the surface of these pages. Lots of spray inks and acrylic paint and stencils….
For this surface, I used a Tyvek envelope. Tyvek is the same material that Federal Express uses for their envelopes.
Acrylic paint (yes, I know.. teal again). Rubber stamps and stencils.
Where are you going? I’m’ not done.
One one of my recent posts about my cousin, Wayne.. SEE POST HERE, I decided to take a piece of corrugated cardboard and see what I could do with it.
Here is my mixed media piece. It’s about 4×6″ish. Gessoed first, then added my handmade polymer clay Button ‘n bellishments, copper wire, stencil background with small bits of newspaper, image, handmade copper/patina paper that I had hanging around that I made years ago.
Getting up in the studio has been a challenge lately with my corporate job taking up a lot of my time. I still try to balance my personal and business life. Do I succeed? Sometimes, I don’t think so. All I know is that when I finally get up in the studio, I’m happy and peaceful creating art… for me… and for you.
More art and more recipes to come. I’m reading a couple of new art books that are really challenging me to try new things. Stay tuned on that….
… and as always.. thanks for stopping by my blog and your interest.