Recently Jane posted a fun challenge on her blog, encouraging anyone who wanted to try, to create a piece of abstract art, with whatever techniques they wished, and then, divide the piece into 4 smaller post card sized pieces, to see how each one comes out looking!
I started by using my Gelli printing plate to make some interesting and colorful designs on my paper that I could use to build on. I got carried away making print after print, it's addicting!!! But, I picked out a couple to add other techniques on top of.
The first one I worked on, I was too aware of the end result of dividing the piece in 4, and wound up focusing on each quadrant too individually. I think now, I put too much into it...maybe less is more... It still was fun to do, and I like how it came out, because I've never make anything like this before! And a couple of the cropped out sections look really interesting to me!
|work in progress pic|
|another cropped section|
I made a few pieces, and they all came out so differently, so exciting to see!
It was great fun to do, playful, relaxing and enjoyable.
I made many pictures... here are a few:
|stenciling over gelli print. I also made the stencils, I traced the design, and cut from clear page protectors.|
|This is another full page, 8.5x11 card stock.. I'm not sure how I started this one, but, it has a bit of stamping, stencil and the red I painted on with my finger. Below, are cropped sections.|
And here are a few others I thought were interesting...
A Gelli print, printed in 2 layers. A violet and blue layer, combed through.. and a yellow layer.. the yellow paint was dribbled onto the plate and rolled through and repeated sparingly.
And a post card sized collage piece with hand painted paper and butterflies, cute!
I could go on and on, but this post is long enough! Thank you for visiting and looking at my art work!