Monday, June 13, 2011


This morning, I practiced a technique from Mary Todd Beam's book: "The Creative Edge" -

What fun! On gessoed watercolor paper, I scribbled 2 different fluid acrylic paints straight from the bottle onto the paper, then drew a line across the top with the 3rd color. Then, using a credit card, scraped the paint down to the bottom, and wiped the paint off onto a paper towel. Did this 3 times across the paper - and this is what I got!

The next step is to use another color (after it dries), and paint negatively to find some interesting shapes. I'm also drying the paper towels, and can use that as some collage in a future piece.

I'm so excited to be finally doing something with all the books I collected on my trip!


Sunny said...

This is so great! I love getting messy and having fun with mixed media

Autumn Leaves said...

Can't wait to see what becomes of this fine start!