Happy Valentines Day
Happy Anniversary for those Celebrating!
I am participating in Kathryn's invitation for a Blog Party!
Over to the right find the beautiful Valentine that represents the invitation and click it to go to her blog where you can find a blogroll of the participants.
Enjoy as well, looking through her blog at her inspirational artwork and get to know Kathryn through her posts. She leads a group of us on a soul journey and arting journal journey.
Today I will lead through how I created this page.
1. Gesso applied to a sheet of cardboard; or canvas; whatever you choose for a substrate. I chose cardboard recycled from some food packaging.
2. Applied the first layer of paint randomly; Transparent Quinacridone Red Airbrush paint
3. Stenciled using Golden Soft Gel Gloss spread with a credit card (or something with a similar edge) Gave me roses on the side and the bottom dragonfly.
4. Layered more color thinned with matte medium (Golden) cobalt, turquoise, quinacridone/nickle azo gold...keep adding color layers as you like..let dry in between so you can see through them.
5. added stamp using acrylic black paint...wash stamp immediately.
6. " Whisper I Love You " is a gel transparency. Printed onto regular copy paper from ink jet printer. Transferred using Golden gloss gel medium.
I apply the medium to the area of artwork I want to transfer ..a thin layer 2-3 different directions then lay onto the area for transfer.
Using the bone folder I smooth over artwork to make the adherence a good bond. Give 5-7 minutes and peel up a corner to see if the transfer is good.
remove the rest of the paper.
Most of the time paper will be left behind, if so with a damp finger gently rub the area until the pulp comes off and continue to do so until the are is smooth of the fuzzy paper.
You CAN rub too hard and will lift off the image you transferred.
Trial and error will give you the practice and give you a sense of what I am talking about.
The nice thing about transfers are you can see through them. Had i not used a dark background behind the letters the whole are could be seen through.
Click and go large you can see part of the stamp under the clearer portion of the letters.
7. The cherub and hearts artwork are affixed with a glue.
8. Added tissue paper over the cherubs.