so i made it to 'the shed' yesterday to try out some of last weeks new additions to my art supplies.
i really wanted to get back there today - but suddenly i was spraying surfaces like a woman possessed when the dr told my husband he had flu. (yes, then i did/am having to play nurse a while).
But this is what happened before i came over all antibacterial..
|My new geli plate ready to be imprinted|
|Using a plastic mould and the geli print|
|testing overlaying colours + textures|
|overlaying the geli print and then just the mould|
|Adding my hand carved rubber stamps on top of 3 other layers|
|Adding some distress inks as well, this stitching is flouro lime - which |
actually looks better than the scan
|Cutting out the pattern from above and adding it to some paper that has been|
distressed inked and printed on.
|Distressed ink on paper, with alcohol inks as well!|
i liked the 'print maker' kind of look to the background.
|Mucking around with some felt tip pens i bought which let you blend them with water|
oh, and some 'art bar' crayons, and distressed inks.
So what is your approach to trying out new stuff? I was getting a little confused with 'just go for it" versus "but what kind of look/feel" do i want. As you can see this is a mixed bag - the more i keep experimenting - perhaps I'll find my feet? I so find all the options tricky - on one hand i like the simplicity, but then i keep adding and adding and 'what if i just do this?'.
Maybe next time i'll do several and keep the steps/out takes - so i can peruse the history.
What do you do?