Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Things I Do NOT Want to Collect

Hey Everyone, today's prompt was "Things I Want to Collect" but I'm not much of a collector so the boys and I thought it would be way more fun to make a list of "Things I do NOT want to collect". 
It's my list, right?

I thought it might be fun to show you how I make a page start to finish.

This is the background I started with. I HATE those grey, blobby drips. Ugh.

So I pulled out my palette knife and skimmed them over with gesso.

But I forgot it was Liquitex gesso which isn't near as opaque, so once it dried I had slightly less obvious grey streaks and blogs. Still ugh.

White paint to the rescue. I brushed it on fairly dry so as to not lose too much of the background.

Then I added a stamp, using Staz-On ink.

And he needed a pool of blood to stand in. I made this with a little Golden liquid acrylic paint and the edge of my palette knife.

I got these intense blocks for my birthday and was scared to try them. What a wimp. Be scared of sky diving - not art supplies. So I started making a frame for my page using various colors. They rock! 

More colors. And a little color for him too. I also covered over the packing tape transfer with white paint. It was distracting.

Next I added text, title and splatters. I made my list on the computer and printed it on our laser printer so it wouldn't run. Then I cut out the words and used Mod Podge (underneath and on top) to stick it down. Edging your strips with a black pen helps it all come together. 

For the splatters, I used watered down red paint. There are three different colors of red all with varied thickness for visual interest.

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Renee said...

Very clever and cute, Nicole! It was fun watching your page as your created it!!

Kanani said...

LOVE your spin on today's prompt! Enjoyed watching your process as your page became art. Like you I have the same Inktense blocks and was afraid to use them...think it's time to break them out!

Lesley said...

I am really enjoying seeing what you are given as a challenge and how you interpret it. :)

btw. I don't want back to back prison sentences in common either.;)

Alex said...

Love it Nicole! I really enjoyed that you shared the process. Especially that you weren't afraid to change your mind, like covering the transfer.

Kat said...

I completely love your take on today's prompt- so cool, and a bit sinister!

Kathi said...

Oooh. Love this. Great list and fun to read.

Thanks for showing your process. Very interesting and informative.

I LOVE that stamp. So cool.

I have Inktense pencils, which are cool, but haven't seen or tried the blocks.

Have you tried Pan Pastels yet? I want to try them before I commit to another expensive coloring medium, which I'd also have to store...

Lauren said...

Love the twist in the way you used the prompt today. Great page.

Kat said...

I love your take on this list (and the design is amazing!) :)

Ohh Erin said...

This is great. Made me 'lol'. :D

KarynS said...

I love this one. Made me laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing.

Marya Grant said...

This is really beautiful (blood and all). Love your take on the lists!

Lisa said...

What a fun take on the theme! You and the boys must have fun coming up with those items. Good choices!

dawn said...

I love that you twisted it and made it FUN!! Thanks so much for the process of your page!! This is my 3rd time doing the lists so I kept it simple this time, just seeing your art pages makes me wish I had done mine that way also.

Eileen Bergen said...

I pinned and tweeted this, Nicole. I love the little guy you drew as well as the list.