Here's kinda where we left off earlier, the coffee has soaked in and the general consistency of the page is still damp and squodgy. Time for paint! Inner Kid is impatient with all this waiting, drying, waiting, so we press on: Paint and drippy ink. And more purple again! More splatter! More messy! More!!! In … Continue reading a day in a page, part 3
Page 23: Ephemeral Gecko makes his first appearance in the page a day book! Nestled amongst the snippets of color.... winding his way through the stitches... he is camoflaged in the scene. But those papery toes are leading him onwards and upwards to adventures yet to come.
More cut out shapes from dyed paper, glued, then re-cut with scalpel, then the re-cut out bits re-glued, and again...
I really thought that stash of dyed papers would last a long time, but supplies are getting low, so last night I began another batch, and in so doing I've streamlined the process a bit. It's the same 'lasagna' of paper and ink/dye, but instead of leaving it to marinade for ages, once it had … Continue reading paper dying – new techniques!
Continuing the catch up Day 11 is an either way up day. I like these days the best! I did this with white oil pastel as a resist to the splatters and splashes of watercolor and acrylics. Day 12. Watercolor again. Not in the delicately conventional manner with subtlety and fragile grace. No. Slopped on … Continue reading and up to date!
I found myself cutting and gluing again last night... exploring the contrast with cut and torn edges (apologies for the not so good photo quality.)
Can't help myself, every day gotta get a fix of colors. Colors in combinations that don't always sit comfortably. Colors in big splashy forms. Speckles n freckles you only see close up....
As Sunday's cut-out page was backed with card, turning over to Monday's page, meant incorporating two big rectangles of card bang in the middle of the page. I often follow the adage If you can't hide it, make a feature of it, so this page was destined to be layered in a chunkier fashion than … Continue reading layers of lumpiness
it's been over a week since the last round up of daily sketchbookery, here are some of the last week-and-a-bit's additions... Scraps of dyed paper are beginning to crop up I'd been hunting through old magazines for some silhouettes to use, I've a feeling these might make a few appearances in pages to come. The … Continue reading lost in pages of color