When I get new paints, or any coloring supplies, I like to create a color wheel with them. In Seth's set he includes a "yellow", "red" and "blue" which made it easy to create the other 9 colors on the color wheel. Since I took a color theory class, I think in "color wheel" and look for those 12 hues everywhere.
Love the beautiful rich, matte colors! The set also includes Buff, which can mixed with the 12 colors to create a lovely "tint" of the each hue. Of course, I did not waste any paint. I cleaned my brush off in the art journal I made in MaryBeth and Seth's workshop I attended last year with my daughter. Click here to see the fun photos. Mary was there too!
Today I'm playing in my art journal. Received my StencilClub September package yesterday! I was drawn to the littlest one, the 4x4" stencil of the little bird and used it in my journal. I also used some of the 9x12" cool designs.
My project today is totally inspired by Mary C. Nasser - one of my favorite people to create with! Not only is she a talented artist, she's the sweetest person and so much fun.
This is Mary and me at one of MaryBeth's workshops.
I started with a log book from the 70's. I found it when I was cleaning out some boxes in the basement. I immediately thought NEW JOURNAL - woohoo!
The first layer was a coat of black gesso. After it dried completely, I pulled out my August StencilClub set, designed by Mary (see her other stencil designs here). The next layer was done using the 9x12" and 6x6" size stencils in the set. I layered the paint a bit thick - I was not going for crisp edges. I wanted the paint to ooze beneath the stencil just a little. I broke up the design by blending bright colors on the top section and a single dimensional color with a sheen on the bottom section.
Next I added detail inside each section by laying the 9x12" stencil back in place and using the 4x4" to make a smaller design in side some of the shapes.
I continued to make designs in the sections using the 6x6" and 4x4", as well as my own doodles and drawings. My favorite sections include scribbles made famous (for me) by Mary. :) I used a variety of colors, along with black and white. Those cool stamp images are also Mary's designs (this is why the post title is "All About Mary"). :)
Shout Out: Check out Mary's Blog and see all the fabulous creative art pieces she designs!
I used two different texture pastes and a palette knife to create some interesting texture.
The yellow area is where I put the crackle paste.
After the paste over night, I painted a coat of white acrylic paint and allowed it dry. Next I dripped high flow paints and used a paint brush to encourage them to blend. I really dig how the high flow paints pool in valleys and creates rich depth. I had a lot of fun with this technique and will do it more!
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