Monday, February 22, 2010

New technique


So my friend Sheila and I are trying to commit to a once a week creative play day. We hope to try out a new technique each week to expand our creative mind and spirit. Although we are both creative in many ways it helps to set aside and commit to a time for trying something completely different than what we usually create with.

This week I found an article in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Clothe, Paper, Scissors magazine by Shari Beaubien to try. It's a mixed media piece on canvas using tissue paper, gel medium, gesso and paint for texture and colour on the background. I had every intention of using a large heart for the focal point just as Shari did in the article but once I got to that point I decided I would use this canvas for my word of the year which is FOCUS. So I used random letters I had already to finish off my canvas. Now I have a daily reminder to focus.
It was a fun and easy technique that I will definitely use again. I especially liked the tissue paper for the background texture. I think I'd like to try it with some crackling texture paste next...

3 comments:

Regina said...

LOVE IT!!! I think I might borrow this idea and do a plaque to hang in the Chazman's room....the word FOCUS is one we us everyday too!!!!

Hugs,
Regi

Lori said...

Lovely piece, gorgeous colors! Nice texture, too!

Shari said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks so much for playing with my technique. Your canvas is FABULOUS and I love that you used the corrugated cardboard for your letter. You did such a nice job! :)

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