Wednesday, April 09, 2008

messy background

we just had a mini challenge on our forum, inspired by this youtube clip to make a messy background using paints etc.
This is mine, I started with a piece of card approximately 8 inches square
I started with a thick layer of gesso, which I texture with my paint brush and then doodled into with the end of the brush




when it was dry I applied watercolours





then I applied some more.






then I dry brushed it with black acrylic, and applied some dots, with the end of my brush.



I don't know whether it's any good,but it was fun. The next thing is to use it for something.

12 comments:

  1. Wow - that's stunning. I love the soft, dreamy colours.

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  2. Gorgeous Joanne!
    Mine will end up a lot messier than that. When I get it started, my mind seems blank right now!!

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  3. Fantastic!!!

    Love the wording idea, gives another dimension to the paper. Looking forward to seeing what you make from it now.

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  4. joanne this is fab!! doodled???? what gorgeous writing! I'm going to play today now.....great stuff

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  5. its not 'any good' Joanne - its absolutely brilliant!!!!! Love it!

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  6. Such lovely soft colours Joanne - I got as far as the gesso...... thanks for showing

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  7. What a peaceful color pallet, just love it!

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  8. It is gorgeous and tbh I even loved it after your first step it looks very classy !

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  9. Love the effect Joanne.. very soft and dreamy.

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  10. cant wait to see what you use it for!

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  11. What an awesome mess! I just wish my messes looked so good! Thanks for sharing your “how to” I am sure to give it a try :)

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!