Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lots of Playing today

I am playing catch up in the Layer Love class. Here is my painting for lesson 3. Its supposed to have that old world look about it. I really didn't blend it the way it is supposed to be done but I will really like it. I used a new product on this one called Polymer Medium gloss. It really adds a glossy texture to the piece. This is one of the reasons I like taking on line classes. You learn about new techniques and new materials and how to use them.

I tried a technique mentioned in the latest Cloth Paper Scissors. They suggested to use up that leftover paint on your palette in your journal. You can add glazing medium or water for a wash and paint backgrounds with any extra paint. I thought it was a great idea. So I tried it on this page. You can see all the colors I was using in the first picture. I will be adding a lot more to this page but thought I would share its beginnings. I love learning new little techniques like this.

I got to play with the spray paint today and started these journal pages. They are all in progress of sorts. They had been pages I painted in my journal but I was not inspired by the background so nothing became of them. So I added a little spray paint and the magic began. I like this page so much I may not put anything else on it. I hate covering up all the wonderful colors.

About all I did here was add the stencil, some Japanese fabric tape and a stamp. I may journal or add some text later.

I tried a mask on this page and kept making mistakes in the spray painting. I think with some journaling on the page it will look great.

I bought this lace template that made a great stencil. Its really for a scrapbook page but I think it turned out great as a stencil. Janet if you don't have this one let me know, I got 3 in the package and I can send one to you.


Kim Mailhot said...

Wow, Kate ! Your backgrounds are really getting rich and juicy with all of these great techniques ! Love, love the spray painting stuff and that Japanese tape - oooo!

I have been using my "fancy" Golden Fluid acrylics a lot lately - once you start experiencing the gorgeous depth of color it is really hard to go back. They are so pricy for me but a little does go a long way. I do often stretch any leftovers on a blank page in my journal so as not to waste a drop !

Lovely to see your pages blooming...

Julie said...

Ohhh everything here is so beautiful!! Of course I love your Layer Love too...but your spray painting... mix the two!! xo

Janet said...

Wow! I don't know where to begin! There's so many great pieces here. I love your lesson 3 painting. And the journal page with the baby is fantastic!

I always use my leftover paint on a journal page. It's interesting what effects you can get just doing that.

And, no, I don't have that last stencil. Thanks so much, Kate!!

Olivia said...

I agree with your previous commenters, Kate. I think your work has broken wide open and I love Kim's word "juicier"! Beautiful, beautiful! Love, O

NatashaMay said...

Hi Kate! I love your blog. Your jounal pages are awesome. And I keep going back to those wild animals photos you took in Yellowstone. They are amazing.
x Natasha x

gemma said...

Your art is amazing.You've grown alot Kate. Yay for those classes.I need to do something to get my mojo workin'
any ideas?

Dan n Kai said...

Aloha Kate..

Bravo! Gorgeous..:)
peace, Kai

Pam Aries said...

Hi Kate! I think your pages are great and you are very creative! It does look Old World! THe stencils are cool too!

nanke's stuff said...

I love the look of the spray paint and stencils - it's so soft and dreamy. The layering is lovely!

Leah said...

gorgeous, gorgeous work! i love what you've done with stencils!