good sunday, everyone!
this week's challenge was a lot of fun for me because i just recently started grunging up and keeping my under papers when i art. coming from a cardmaking background, my preferred under "paper" was a non-stick craft mat so this is very different for me.
to begin with, here's the info for the dlp week 5:
challenge: under paper
prompt: what lies beneath?
as usual, I have filmed my process and if you are interested you can view the video below.
the paper i use to protect was work surface is leftover large newsprint leftover from my recent move. and i have tons of it! this underpaper was very colorful but i ended up adding more paint. because i wanted to do a masking technique, it was very important to fill in those spots. i use whatever paint i have because most of it will get glazed over. only the colors mattered, not the brand.
yes, it's a messy and very grungy spread and i love it! i wanted to just have fun. and i did!
the mask i used is a homemade one i sketched inspired by a photo in a magazine. i love these birds and have used them on another project. and that project is actually what prompted me to grab this mask. i remembered the fun i had making a tote bag with my awesome friend gisele and i wanted to relive that experience.
yes, there's a grain of rice embedded in the heart. it's a funny story, one i will talk about in my weekend chitchat video going up tomorrow :-)
for the dates of the week, i punched circles out of an old french book and stenciled the numbers with a black big brush pitt artist pen. i will write the journaling to the right of each of these circles.
i was also lucky enough to have texture on my under paper. the dots you are seeing were created by cleaning light molding paste off of a stencil.
the muted background was achieved by mixing white paint with satin glazing medium. i also traced around the birds, added shadows and highlights.
here's the list of supplies i used:
- big dylusions journal (dyan reaveley/ranger ink)
- masking tape
- under paper
- collage pauge (traci bautista/aleene's)
- citron green acrylic paint (americana)
- bahama blue acrylic paint (americana)
- lavender acrylic paint (americana)
- scorching yellow acrylic paint (americana - neons)
- burnt umber acrylic paint (delta ceramcoat)
- fluorescent pink acrylic paint (golden acrylics)
- cobalt turquoise acrylic paint (golden fluids)
- ruby heavy body acrylic paint (dina wakley media/ranger)
- titanium white soft body (liquitex professional)
- acrylic glazing liquid, satin (golden mediums)
- 1-1/2" circle punch (marvy uchida)
- text paper from an old book
- permaball pen, medium tip (pilot)
- black #199 PITT artist pen big brush (faber-castell)
- plastic letter stencil
- black aquarellable all pencil (stabilo)
- niji water brush
- white meanstreak permanent marking stick (sharpie)
thank you so much for reading and commenting and have a very creative day!