When I first started playing with Mod Podge, paper and paint I would save the paper towels I used for painting and cleanup, dry them out, and use them again for collage.
I wondered what would happen if I created a background from one of the "recycled" paper towels. This time I used the Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium and glued the paper towel to a page of Strathmore 100 lb Vellum Bristol Smooth paper. I really am loving both of these products!
It turned out GREAT! REALLY GREAT! Deep, coarse texture and bright colors! I wish my camera could capture the feel and look of the page.
(You can click on the image to see it bigger for a better view, just remember not to close out the page and instead use the back button to get back to this post ):
Now what to do with it. I did not see anything this way:
So I turned it all around until it was upside down from where I started:
Then I saw it! I wanted to use only the same three watercolors that were in the paper towel to bring out the image, which was a challenge for me being new at all this.
It was interesting using watercolors on such a textured, glossy surface. I was unsure if watercolor paints would even work. I just let the paint flow how it wanted. It worked amazingly well!
Here is what I saw then painted:
Her name is Hummin' Bird Lady
Here's a closer look:
and a little closer:
So now I am off to create more textured backgrounds with all these paper towels I have been saving.
But first, today's Shout-Out!
This Shout-Out goes to a brand new blogger, Sandra over at Alchemy-Art Memories. She is an incredible artist and just started blogging this month!!!! She has also blogged every day this month by doing Traci Bunker's 30 Days of Get Your Art On. What a great way to jump right in to creating and blogging.
If you have a moment, visit Sandra HERE , see all her creativity and welcome her to the wonderful blogging community!
Hope you are having a FABULOUS FRIDAY!