Various papers, new and vintage, plain and with text. check!
Tubes of acrylics, expensive and not so expensive. check!
Loads of stencils in all kinds of sizes, check!
Several gelli plates, check!
Time in the studio, check!
It's been awhile since I played like this, and I'm not sure why. Part of the reason, a cranky arm with a frozen shoulder. Another, my studio became the catch all area for anything we didn't know what else to do with, things in transit to Goodwill, and so on. And, frankly, too much stuff is in here, so I began clearing out, creating a space to actually do something...like, make art. Go figure.
I've got plans for my space; some rearranging to do, clearing out more stuff I'll never use, and more. For now, though, I've got enough clear area to play.
I love making background papers, just love it. Layer upon layer upon layer of paint, some of it over plain paper, some over old text. I love layers, love text peeking through. I want you to get lost for a bit, seeing what there is to see.
Can you tell I have a tendency toward bright colors? In the end, some of it will get muted. The pages aren't finished; marks will be added.
As I build my collages and journal pages, the best bits, the "sweet spots" will get torn from the larger sheets. Most "finished" pages have at least a few sweet spots, but I'll admit, some hit the trash can when I forgot to think about the color wheel and created mud.
I'll be at this again tomorrow, using deli paper, which layers over other backgrounds and blends in nearly seamlessly.
Vintage text needs to be glued to canvas and paper and then gesso over it to build the first layers.
My hands are covered with paint, but somehow, I managed to keep my clothes paint free, most likely because I thought to wear old clothes.
Okay, off to create more!