This is the work table. Acrylic inks, sparkly paint products, and Golden Gel medium. In the past I’ve used a 50% mix of white glue and water, and this time I used the gel medium, adding a bit of water to it.
I used some Christmas tissue that was bright silver and white, as you can above, and also the tissue with the little sparkly glitter already in it. Love how it turns transparent within the piece, and of course, I adore handwritten notes! I love getting them… but it’s so much fun to incorporate them into the piece.
And I end up with a piece that looks like this:
It was very exciting to see some of the sparkly tissue paper come through! And see all those bumps, wrinkles and what-not? Those will add lots of lovely texture, and will, to a great extent, disappear after ironing, and further thread and fabric embellishment. It sits in front of the fireplace to dry — quickly, please!
Handwritten note from my High School Art teacher, Katie Twedt. I adore her. I adore her handwriting!
What do you think of the snowflakes?
This is the back of the piece, on the muslin substrate. When dry, I will “iron it into submission!” I just love saying that. It will be mostly flat, and then… more creating begins.
By the way, I used Dale F Rowney inks. (bought from Dick Blick Art catalog). Might not have the name in the right order… but I don’t want to run downstairs to type it in right now! I know. Lazy. Anyway. Intense color. Love that. Great to dilute with water; flows smoothly and they come in pearly colors, which I find, well, addicting. So fun to play with.
As the saying goes “waiting for paint to dry!” What will I do with this piece? I have some ideas for some embellishment with threads. Not sure if it will remain the size it is (about a fat quarter size now), or if it will get cut up. That depends on how much I like it when it’s dried and ironed. I can only tell you at this point, that I want to add more snowflakes:
Not sure how I’m going to do that, but I know one thing. I’m going to start with these images that I considered ‘stamping failures’ and I think they will find a home on this piece! Love it when a plan doesn’t come together?! LOL ~ no clue! YET.
Another day at HOME. So happy about that!
Love and more ~