Last Wednesday I started a new project working in a series and shared my first step here on my blog. So I am back this week to share how it is going and show the next steps in the process.
When I finished up the blog post last week I was trying to settle on a theme but a week later and I still could not focus my ideas and options.
Does that happen to you too? There are just too many options and nothing was really speaking to me so I’ve gone kind of theme-less.
Instead of a theme I thought I would just use a random collection of some of my handmade stamps.
But before using the stamps I added some pseudo-writing (aka big squiggles that don’t say anything but look a little like writing) with a waterproof marker pen on different parts of each piece.
Next, using a brayer, the stamps and a limited colour palette of Yellow Green, Carbon Black and White gesso from the DecoArt Media range,
I went about adding marks on each piece.
I tried to be random about it, but I can’t let go that easily and my designer eye is always looking for balance, it is a habit that is hard to break.
If I wanted the element to lift from the background I first stamped out the shape then filled it in with Gesso. Once the Gesso was dry I then re-stamped with the paint.
So the mess is progressing nicely. I’m still not sure where this WIP is going to go…
but that is part of the fun, right?
If you want to see how this WIP project started then visit this blog post:
If we are lucky by next week I might have resolved this WIP series into something pretty, or then again I might not!
So a question for you, how do you come up with the theme of your work? Do you even bother with a theme or just work organically? I would love to hear your tricks and tips for making your art.
Have a fun arty Wednesday and don’t forget to link up any face art work you have to our Show Your Face community!