One really problematic thing is that my waxed paper is sticking to the pages and sometimes pulling off some of the things I've put onto the pages. Have you ever had that problem? Is it product? I'm using Golden Gel Medium as my main "glue", Liquitex Gesso, and a variety of paint products including Neocolor II crayons, Golden acrylic paints, watercolor paints and many pens. Could it be that I am reusing the waxed paper too much? Is there some kind of contaminant on it that is sticking to the pages instead of keeping them from sticking to each other? Help! Help! I'm afraid much of the fun disappears if my pages begin to disintegrate when I pull the waxed paper off.
Here is a pile of torn papers that compelled me to include "rippage" in the title.
|Much of this is from "art starts" that I bought at a warehouse sale at USArtQuest.|
I am happy with some of the pages and will share them here.
|Obviously Neocolor IIs bleed when PPA is brushed over it. The pear is cut from wallpaper.|
|The pear and apple were drawn with Neocolor II crayons.|
|See the damage beneath the lady image transfer?|
|This is the facing page of the trees below.|
|Long wrinkles in this page suggested trees and so.....|
|Both the backwards text and the stamp in the corner are image transfers.|
I also spent a little time doing some quick sketching in my everyday sketchbook.
And what blog post would be complete without a picture of a guest artist at work? This is my youngest guest artist. I predict you will be seeing a lot of her and her work here in the future.
I am happy to report that I ran a 5K on the treadmill yesterday. I am a bit sore today, but then I haven't been jogging since I hurt my back last weekend. I am just about to get ready for my fitness/conditioning class this morning and am hoping the stretching will help with the soreness.
I hope to spend more time collaging today and am tempted to pull out a small canvas and try that as my substrate to see how that works out.
What are you planning for today? Are you making time for yourself and your creative spirit? I hope so. Do share your art online - there is such a warm, supportive community in cyberspace, which is so helpful especially for those of us who work primarily alone.