When my time is short, which is now most of the time I cannot make all the art of I dream of.
Instead I need to choose to experiment or explore ideas that enthuse me.
With half an hour I can make a lot of alcohol ink backgrounds.
Just like with my gel printing and monoprinting
I can get a lot of papers that will work together.
Of course the wonderful thing about mixed media art is the ease with which
you can change and change again until you are
relatively happy with your starting point.
WHAT DID I DO?
Shooting Star began with the alcohol ink background
The scrap of purple printed fabric was perfect.
Then I found a long forgotten packet of indigo squares.
Don’t be afraid to cut up the beautiful has become my operating motto.
The potential A4 piece sat on the dining table for a fortnight.
( The book I am writing eats hours and days)
STITCHING HIDES and ENHANCES
Adding simple running style stitches began to add detail
At this stage over quite a few short stitching sessions
I was starting to feel Mmmm!
When I added the white stitching over the black and white tails
and Shooting Star it became.
Can you see the tiny dots?
They became a solution to an oops on the alcohol background that jarred with me.
You would need to look closely to see the difference.
The piece needed the tiniest addition of another colour in the Paint pen work.
Is it finished?
Until Next Time