I thought I’d catch up with a couple of days’ worth of classes today, but, alas, it wasn’t to be. I did however get Day 2 samples done – a few more well used techniques revisited, but a couple of new ones there too. And a note to self, in passing… Always test your mica containing sprays well away from other items in the studio, and clean them before putting them back in the box. That way, there is a fair chance the spray a) mists rather than spurts, and b) actually sprays.
I love the translucency of a thin coat of gesso – pop that over a pointillistic background and I can almost imagine it’s a frosted glass panel. Reversing the stencil direction and moving it into the spaces of the previous colour developed the pattern over a sprayed page. I sealed the Distress Sprays with the solvent based spray varnish – it doesn’t move the water-reactive inks and stabilises them enough to work over them with waterbased media.
For this layout:
- Frisk LayFlat Sketch Pad (small)
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprays
- DecoArt Americana Sealer/Finisher Spray: Matte
- Royal Talens Amsterdam Standard acrylic paints (24 pack)
- Dutch Doobadoo Stencil: Faded Dots
- Royal Talens Amsterdam Gesso: White
- Woodware Mask-It sheet