Hello, I hope everyone’s had a great Monday. I didn’t expect to be back with a blog post tonight, but after seeing the first project from Ellen Vargo, the new GD on the PaperArtsy blog this week I had to have a play.
I am thrilled that Ellen is on the PA blog this week. I found her blog some time ago via her ‘I Challenge Thee’ projects with Hels Sheridan & I fell in love with her art. I’m loving it even more now as she is developing a much more abstract style.
Anyway, it was a great excuse to get my brayer & start spreading pit on a piece of kraft card. I basically followed Ellen’s tutorial. This is at the start with Cheesecake & Zesty Zing frescos.
And here’s final layer of paint with some stamping, before I added the grunge paste. Artificial light does not make for great photos, but I love that I can still see different layers of colour.
I’m taking this quote by Kurt Vonnegut as a message from the universe today. After my post yesterday I got a severe case of “inadequateitis”, when I visited all the other projects for last week’s PA challenge. Previously I had liked my piece, but everyone else’s projects were so incredible that I felt mine was, for want of another word, rubbish.
I applied the paint on to the white tag with a brayer again, just using more Inky Pool.
Here’s the finished page. I didn’t trust myself to add a painted border so I applied London Bus fresco on the page with a bottle cap & a palette knife instead.
Thank you to Ellen for the inspiration. Her second project tonight has already got me thinking about my next piece………..
Thanks for looking, see you soon.