then i tried to make space on my art table to work. sigh. why put things away when you're just going to need them again..... some day....?
i managed to scrape out a space, put on some music- the dead weather , (which i like better every time i listen to it and the louder i play it- jack white & alison mosshart of the kills), the raconteurs (more jack white), them crooked vultures ( dave grohl, jimmy page & josh homme) and started playing with this. i've been rereading ann baldwin's creative paint workshop for mixed media artists and she does lots with letters and layering. out came the stencils.
i was a little worried about putting all of these elements on the same layer, but i can deal with that later if i need too- i can always cover stuff up. (and yes, the cool honey altoids are really good!)
got the stamps out again too. i love this face. it's stamped on some rice paper. the hands are directly on the surface. i'd had problems with ink running and someone in one of my yahoo groups suggested stayz on ink.
it worked great. here's where the evening ended up, with a coat of gloss gel medium over everything. the rice paper melted right in, and the ink didn't run. next thing will be a few glazes. i will try to be brave and try something other than my fave quincadrone nickel azo gold :) stay tuned!and now off to bed with the year of the flood. i love reading margaret atwood, and this is a good one! stay tuned tomorrow for skywatch friday.