First layer, gesso over previously painted layers, art foamy stamping and orange painted and drawn in patterns.
Next, painted layers in a range of blues, greens and more orange.
Another painted layer using white, blue, green and light blue violet. Some paint layer removed through stencils and a baby wipe.
Final layer, drawn details in black and white Posca Paint pens. Finished painting is 51x76cm.
I started with a page that had some stencil clean up on it.
Step 1. I used left over tissue gelli prints and some decorative papers and collaged over both pages using gel medium as the glue. I apply the medium under and over the tissue prints to ensure great adhesion.
Step2. I chose a complementary colour scheme (blue/orange), and some rose red, black and white and finger painted. I drew into the paint with a wooden skewer. I stencilled over the black.
Step 3. Lots of doodling with Posca paint pens.
Step 4. A few changes occurred here. First I sprayed through a stencil using a Mixed Media Art Spray in 'Bordeaux'. I added more paint and cut a border stencil from thick card and painted a scalloped border. And I doodled some more with the Poscas.
Step 5, I finished off with some more finger painting in yellow. Hope you like it.
This work began with stamping and art foamies. Then I finger painted with Dylusions Squeezed orange, added some doodling with orange paint pens and the next layer was finger painting in Liquitex basics paints in cobalt blue, brilliant yellow green, bright aqua green and light blue.
Next I stencilled in black, a bit more finger painting and finally doodled with Posca paint pens. Hope you like it.
The page had remnants of plastic bag monoprints, some yellow paint and the ghost image of a stencil.
Using Reeves and Liquitex brand acrylic paints I finger painted yellow, light blue and fluorescent pink. I dried these first layers before moving on.
Next I used an art foamy stamp on the page and used the edge of the inking pad to add some lines. Then I used Dylusions white paint and stencilled the background.
I played with Posca paint pens, randomly doodling the background.
Then I used a homemade border stencil and painted my borders in Cherry Pie by Dylusions. I also fingerpainted some Squeezed Orange in places.
Finally I doodled with the paint pens some more and a white Uniball Signo gel pen. Hope you like it.
Step 1, I started with a double page spread that was used for cleaning up stencils and playing with mandalas.
Step 2, I collaged some gelli printed tissue prints using gel medium under and over the tissue.
Step 3, I stamped some art foamy designs in Archival ink.
Step 4, I finger painted with three dylusional paint colours.
Step 5, I embossed some snowflake designs in black and doodled with Posca paint pens.
Step 1, I activate the canvas with random brush marks and some light colour.
Step 2, I add some contrast with stencils and a cool colour.
Step3, more contrast, this time with homemade rubber stamps and black ink.
Step 4, adding a bit more colour and pattern and isolating some shapes in black-working with odd numbers is more visually pleasing.
Step 5, ink up the background and doodle with paint pens. And it's finished
I am an artist and teacher and I love to share what I know and what I learn. I was previously a high school art teacher, now I enjoy art journaling, mixed media, pottery, painting and teaching adults from my home studio.