Sunday, May 18, 2014

Writing Daisy

I am sorry that I have not been blogging. I have not been sketching because my hands have been hurting. I have a hard time writing and holding a pencil for very long. Saying that, I did manage to write out a whole page, in short bursts, that I can use in my art work. I have been trying to use more "Words" in my art. Making rubber stamps, word stencils, or just writing. The handwritten page I put through my scanner and printed several copies, then I went over one of them with a wash of watercolor paints. I tried to use all the colors on my palette, and get some blending too.
I made a card for my sister, by tearing the colored paper and making flower petals, and two leaves and a stem. Using gel medium, I put them on some card stock over a watercolor wash. Next I added texture with acrylic paints, through a sequin waste stencil. If a few dots looked good, a lot was better. NOT! I did way too much, I liked it earlier in the process. But it was a learning experience, I went over some of the darker dots with a soft white, to tone it down some and that helped. I sealed it all with gel medium. I was going to send it as is, as a postcard, but decided to put it in an envelope. After writing a cheerful message on the back, I put it into snail mail, it is so nice to get something besides bills and ads in the mail. I really liked doing the collage, and have other ideas for the writing papers.

3 comments:

  1. Amy: I like what you're creating here. I hardly ever use words but I am starting to think of them as very cool now. These colors are great. Love the card and using regular mail idea! And my hands hurt too sometimes after too much handwork. I used to be 100% hand work, now I'm the opposite and love machine quilting.

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