Saturday, September 3, 2016

Inspiration and Upcoming Work

There is all kinds of work in progress happening right now to get ready for an upcoming show. However, nothing is complete and not photo worthy at the moment. I was really intrigued with Lyn Belisle's post on creating pale papers for upcoming work and she had some really interesting and easy techniques for using basic supplies in a slightly different way. I had a few minutes to spare but didn't want to start working in a lot of wet paint. And I just bought the new Tim Holtz Leaf Prints stamp set - a really nice set of tattered and skeletonized leaf stamps! Perfect for a few minutes of playing. So I pulled out some ginwashi scraps, an embossing stamp pad and embossing powders, some walnut ink and Golden's Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold. I did a variety of leaves embossed in gold and clear and already had the dragonflies embossed on another scrap. Gave the papers a variegated wash of the Quin Gold. Then spritzed with walnut ink (Eucalyptus and Terra Cotta) and did a bit of mopping up with a paper towel. Set them aside to dry on the drying board. Quite a successful little experiment for only a few minutes worth of work! There are so many uses for small elements like this and different color ways will be really easy to do. I will certainly be doing more of these!!

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