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.