Sunday, December 7, 2008

playing

time tonight to play around a bit- how nice! an actual lazy day- shopping (snowshoes, runners, hiking boots), football (donks pull it out......), read a bit, a nap.....really nice.

and then i got stuff out to mess around with-

i have all sorts of different acrylic medium, and keep looking at stamps (which i decided to buy no more of until i use the ones i actually have for something) and i thought it would be good just to mess around with some of this stuff...

the one on the left i tried to put light modeling paste through a stencil, but it didn't work so well, but the texture will be fun to play with anyway. the one on the right is a rubber stamp impression, which worked better. here is the stamp impression painted. it isn't very clean, but practice will help. i made a stencil out of cardboard after the first didn't work so well- thought deeper might work better. and here's how it ended up- this will be fun to paint, and the paint will act differently on the canvas board vs. the paste....
read about using glass beads through a stencil, so i added the gold stencil to this background and then the glass bead flowers over that. sort of hard to see here- will try again tomorrow. may try a wash to highlight.
no great art, but fun to mess about.....

and now to bed to get ready for another week.....

2 comments:

Diane said...

Those are looking good. I love the texture & love working with the paste.

mk said...

thanks diane- i am having fun with the texture- and finally using the darn stamps! :)