Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Buzzing By

A few days ago, I had been experimenting with mixing paint colors by dropping small amounts of fluid acrylics into white gesso. I had created a grey blue, and since I had some of it left over, I used it as the basecoat on these pages. While it was still damp, I used a wet brush to add some phthalo blue fluid acrylic over the top.

Next I stenciled the bee and heat-embossed her wings. Using a silver ColorSharp marker, I drew meandering rows across the page, varying the distance between. These created my journaling lines.

Rubberstamps were used to make the illustration on the right page. They were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Stardust Gelly Roll pens.

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