15 December 2014

Second thoughts

When I woke up I thought maybe stitch the signatures to a cover of soft felt and leave it unattached near the hinge. It would still be hard to use as a sketchbook and that's when I came up with this great idea. Why not fill the pages with something and then have it as a tin book of art work. 

This turned into a "What if" day of trying many techniques for coloring these pages. There were so many I will do half today and half next post.


One of my favorite effects is the way watercolors shed off oil pastels so I used these texture plates (idea I got from Beata's post on the FIRE blog).


These are very inexpensive texture plates for children I bought from Dick Blick years ago.




Yes, I am actually painting on a new book!




Then I tried Dye-Na-Flo paints and splashed it on wet paper like acrylic inks.


Finally stopped painting on a new book (lazy) and put down a piece of lexan which I could wipe with a sponge.








Don't get too excited. The salt did nothing!!

4 comments:

  1. I love the effect of watercolourpaint on oil pastels very much, too!
    If you paint with left over Procion on paper and add salt you get lovely texture!

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  2. Beautiful pages with the watercolors and oil pastels and the texture plates!

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  3. They look a bit like fabric painting! I love your What If Day...

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