Saturday, October 4, 2008

enchanted


another work in progress. steviewren said she wondered how i made my art. so here's a quick tutorial on what i did to get the piece to this point. i tore several different styles, colors and patterns of scrapbook paper into ragged edged pieces and glued them down to the board. i used matte mod podge as my glue. then i combined a couple colors of blue and a bit of raw umber acrylic paint on my palette paper, ran my small speedball roller thru the paint and randomly applied it to the surface, making some areas heavier and darker than others while still keeping a lot of areas totally paint free. i used a paper towel to rub some of the paint off of the title "enchanted hour" so it would show thru nicely. my second application of paint was a mix of yellow oxide and raw sienna, again rolled on sparingly in select areas. i continued this application a couple more times to give a variety of colors to the background, always wiping away excess paint to make sure some of the scrapbook papers showed thru. then i used a small piece of bubble wrap to add the large brown circles and a piece of that rubbery shelf liner to add the small red dots. i continued with a variety of rubber stamps to give more color, detail and texture. i'm sure you can tell that the area in the middle is left fairly plain. hmmmmm . . . what will be added there? check back later for the finished piece. oh, heavenly saturday when i can play in the art room ALL day!!!

6 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So interesting. I always love to hear of an artist's process.

willow said...

This piece is very dreamy...I like it!! Intriquing process.

Strider said...

Nice contrast of colors.

Robyn said...

Thanks for so generously sharing your process, Julie. i like what is going on in this piece.What a treat to have the day ahead of you to play. Love it!

cindy : quaint said...

thank you so much for sharing our process. i love to learn about how people make their art. i still couldn't do it as well as you.

steviewren said...

Thanks Julie for sharing. I always imagined you crumpling up piece after piece of paper to get that built up effect. I can see where the torn and glued paper adds a texturized look once the paint is applied. Very pretty.