Monday, February 22, 2010
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...