So, I was practicing some observational drawing. If you can’t tell, it’s a nectarine and four grapes. I do like my inktense pencils. There are a few more Direct Observations on the way.
So, I watched this video from Gelli Arts the other day…
I grabbed some labels that I had laying around and gave it a try. I don’t have the mini gelli plates yet. (They are currently in transit.) I think this will be a fun technique to add some fun to my mixed-media journal pages. I did another page that would have been amazing but I used light amount of paint and left it on a bit. And many of the labels stuck to the plate during the pull which was less than ideal. I was able to save a few, at least.
Week three Documented Life Project Challenge. – loved it. The quote by Gerogia O’Keeffe, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.” really speaks to me.
Gelato gel sticks, acrylic, and vintage paper circles.
My original design idea was to go from dark to bright colors depicting the spectrum of emotion that I feel. You know, the whole point of expressing things with shape and color that can’t be expressed in words. However, the page spread had other ideas. Once the gelato background was made, I tried this circle tutorial. (Love it.)
Anyway, the circles prompted me to break out my bubble stencil. Then the whole thing just got, well, happy. No deep message, just pure color joy! The quote is still true.