Monday, September 7, 2009
Playing with Paint
Today's pages feature two different techniques. The page on the left was base coated with yellow tinted Gesso. Once dry, Red, Orange and Yellow Oil sticks were used to add dimension. The final layer features home made alcohol inks.
The page on the right was supposed to be watercolor crayons. Instead, I was given water resistant crayons. The page was based coated with white Gesso. The wax crayons were scribbled on top of the Gesso. I added a white-wash of plain Gesso which was supposed to blend the watercolor crayons. Instead, it acted like a wax relief. I wiped off most of the top layer of watered-down Gesso. The final layer was some of the home made alchohol inks.
I am still on the hunt for the watercolor crayons that everyone is using on You-Tube. You scribble on the page and add water and/or Gesso and they blend into the page. It's the last bit of the puzzle that I want to have. Granted, I have plenty of other options but I have become fixated on these stupid watercolor crayons.