This week looked very intimidating. Wilna Furstenburg started with drawing in ink, then showed 3 ways to finish it off. Thank heavens she made copies for us to play with! I started with the plain inked version, and since I didn’t have acrylic inks or oil pastels, I used my liquitex basic paints and Distress crayons. The Distress Crayons blended really well, but I had used gesso on the pages first, so that helps. It came out much darker than I was planning, but overall, not bad.
Then I used her colored version, and got so caught up in the blending of the background I forgot to use texture paste first. She really uses these images as frames for her journaling; and since my handwriting is the KoD to any page, I stamped on Tim Holtz’s tissue paper with Archival ink, darkened it a bit with a PITT pen, then when glued down, it becomes invisible. Again, I was trying for some white space; nada.
And with being pleased with the first two attempts, and already finishing one beer before lunch, I took my only jar of ink: Opalescent green, and dove in with a free hand page. 1) the ink is amazingly pale—not necessarily a bad think for my first attempt. After starting the first flower, which is one of the leaves now, I decided Lupine’s were pretty doable. So that is where I boldly went. And I will say…I’m rather shocked that that’s what they looked like! I still can’t get the liquitex paint to drip. Maybe after a few more weeks of using paints, I’ll explore acquiring some new ones. I know the Dina Wakely Heavy Body paints have been calling my name for a few years now! LOL!
So there are my week 3 lessons. Now I need to try a few on my own. For info on the year long Wanderlust 2017 online course, visit Everything Art.com, there is plenty of time to join in!