I'm finally starting to play -- after reading this book! I've decided to photograph the process - since I'm not sure how it will turn out!
So, here is the beginning -- I've covered the canvas (in this case, it's a little one - 6" x 12" just to try) with Light Molding Paste - the artist in the book used Heavy Gesso, but I don't have any. I used a knife and a comb to make texture, then I let it dry completely, and covered it with a coat of Gloss Gel Medium, then let that dry.
Then, I used a regular kitchen sponge - dropped 3 colors of Golden Fluid Acrylics on it, and painted the canvas - letting the colors run together and made sure to get the color in all the texture. When this was dry, I added another layer of Gloss Gel Medium. Discovered that it was really fun to paint with a sponge!
So this is where I'm at right now. I hope that tomorrow I can start adding in the cool colors and darks & lights and get this puppy finished! You'll see it as soon as I do!
On another note - I was reading Seth Apter's blog, and learned of some exciting online workshops by Julie Prichard and Cris Cozen. I know of at least 2 of them that I'll soon be signing up for - just as soon as I get my check from Hart & Soul! I love it when I find some classes to take!