vrijdag 26 juni 2015

What to do with all these gelli prints?

Today I decided it was time to do something with the great painted papers I created with the Gelli Plate. I have a bunch of different kind papers (deli paper, regular copy paper, rice paper, etc.), in all colors, with all kind of motives. It is really addictive this Gelli Plate. I was thinking about creating some birthday cards, but started with a collage instead.

I took two similar colored papers for the background and braided them. I put some gel medium on the back to stick them together. The collage is actually created in a Visual Journal 9" x 11". I am going to dedicate this journal only for Gelli Plate prints, collages and journal pages with Gelli prints.
Looking for a table I found this lovely purple Gelli print on delipaper. The vase is delipaper as well, and you still can see thru it.
I cut the petals from the tulips from 2 different kind of red prints.

I love it, and it does feel good to create something with all these lovely prints!

woensdag 24 juni 2015

Learning a new technique - Steven Reddy's Craftsy class

I took Steven Reddy's class on Craftsy and I love the new technique I learned. It starts with a sketch with pen and an underpainting with Indian ink. Love the technique! The class is great, Steven is very patient, explains well and he is very comforting, you are allowed to make mistakes. Great class for everyone who wants to learn new sketching techniques.

All in my Stillman and Birn Zeta sketchbook, 7" x 7".

Flower pots with ink washes
And the flower pots with watercolors

And a selfie ;-)
And it also works for portraits

The flower pots and Jim (the old man), the references are from pmp-art.com. PaintMyPhoto. The selfie of me on a Greek terrace drinking coffee is my own.

donderdag 11 juni 2015

Playing with alcohol inks

I saw an image on Pinterest of an abstract painting which inspired me to go and look for my alcohol inks again. The 2 abstracts I created have absolutely no resemblance with the image I saw, but I love how they turned out. Both are on A3 size (30x 40cms/ 11 3/4" x 16 1/2") Yupo paper, with alcohol inks and I have added some details with Promarkers. I do love the bright and intense colors of the alcohol inks (the second painting is brighter IRL, but alcohol inks do not photograph well..).

dinsdag 2 juni 2015

The old barn door - reworked

I showed you this print of the old barn door in my last post.

I had a total of 3 prints, the above one being the best of the 3. I took one of the 'lesser' prints and worked on it with pen (black and brown ink) and soft pastels. And I love how it turned out!!

I am wondering if I could use some watercolors on the other print. The print is printed on Mulberry paper, not sure if it will handle washes... And I am even not sure the printing ink is waterproof. Maybe I need to check that first!