Anai yet again created some spectacular piece of art in which you can find most amazing background. All you need is some paints...
Hi everyone :)
Today I have another pages from my art journal for you. It's my favourite form of expression recently - perfect way to try new things, new techniques and different medias. This time I was working mostly with acrylic paints to create interesting background. I was working with few layers of paints - this way they could blend, overlap and give me interesting look I was hoping for :)
My idea for the background was pretty simple - trying to use different paints, different tools, check the effects and work as long as l need to :) I also played a little bit with a black india ink to create this weird shape on the right page :) It was very creative evening!
When I was happy with my background I covered it with a layer of clear gesso - it helped me to get even, matte surface - perfect for the rest of the process.
My next step (next day when I was sure that everything is dry) was drawing some flowers with a black markers and colouring them with watercolor paints (Ecoline and Dylusions Ink Sprays mostly). Clear gesso is a great background for watercolour paints - I highly recommend it!
You can see on the close-ups that the creative process was pretty complex :) I'm not even able to tell you all the things I've tried. And to be honest - I don't want to :) The most exciting thing about creativity is trying to find your own ways. It's such a great joy - working on your own, creating, not trying to duplicate someone else work. I really want you to try this - use your paints in different ways, use different brushes, tools, your fingers... You can mix colors, wipe it of partially with a baby-wipe or some kind of scraper. Imagination is your limit. Don't be affraid to make mistakes. If you're not happy with the result use a white or black paint to cover some parts and move on to another layers!
Don't be afraid my lovely creative friends! Be brave :) You can always start over :)
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