Poetry of the Earth Series
I am thrilled to be part of Donna Downey’s Brand Ambassadors and January is my month!
I will be creating a series, I will walk you through how I create more than one piece at a time. backgrounds. forgrounds and everything in between!
I’m also going to be giving away one of the originals to one lucky winner!
To win…… Like and share on Instagram and Facebook for each post for this series, for the next 4 weeks (links below), starting today, …and each time you do… you will be entered to win.
So you could have an opportunity to enter 4 times each week!! I will also have intructions on instagram and facebook when I post for the curators post.
The winner will be notified by January 29th – and announced here on the blog
Part 1 – The Background … When I’m creating a series I always work on more than one piece at a time. I do this for
many reasons, 1. To create faster, 2. To use like colors on my palette and less waste of materials, and 3. To keep
the creative juices flowing.
I’m often asked, why take the time to create the background when most of it’s going to be covered?
But the background takes your piece from flat to interesting,
from boring to wow and it also tells the story of where your piece started.
The texture that’s provided by the background also creates
unexpected little things to happen when your painting your focal point or middle ground.
The technique of letting your stencils dry in the ink creates small raised area around the stencil design and creates some fabulous texture! Just be careful removing your stencils, so that you don’t tear your papers
Supplies Used for all 4 pieces and each week:
Vintage papers, scrap paper
Daler and Rowney acrylic Ink ( magenta, sepia, lemon yellow, cyan, scarlet)
Golden matte medium and gel medium
Golden Fluid Acrylic ( vermillion, quinacridone magenta, cobalt teal, prussion blue hue,
paynes grey, permanent violet dark, pyrole red, titanium white)
Fineline applicator (with airbrush medium and carbon black paint)
Mark making tools (bubble wrap, drywall tape, latch hook rug, needle point canvas)
I hope you enjoyed the video and have fun creating…… See you next week as we
continue creating this series and work the middle ground and focal point.
Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!