I love you Michelle Ward!
|Mixed media with digital text.|
I created a two-sided page on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper. This paper is great! It's smooth surface made writing I Corinthians 13 [the Love Chapter] with a Sharpie pen a pleasure. Next I used a favorite technique gleaned from an earlier crusade - gesso resist. Using a heart stencil, I applied tinted gesso with a sponge roller.
After the gesso dried, I used a limited color palette of transparent raw sienna, quinacridone magenta and phthalo blue, and transparent mixing white (zinc white). Since the paint was thick (Liquitex from tubes), I thinned the paint with matte medium and water. I wanted rich pigments and yet retain tooth to the paper for subsequent layers. Using the same paints, flowers and hearts were stencilled on the page. Circles were made using bottle caps for stamps.
|Page without the digital journaling.|
|Here's a wink to you, Michelle!|
This page used the same paints except for the transparent raw sienna. There was no journaling on the page either.
Last night I found a face (Sharon Tomlinson, thank you) and brought it out subtly with Inktense pencils.
Inktense go on like a regular colored pencil, but when you wet the color, it intensifies and you can move it with a paint brush. Once it dries, it is set. I have a small set of 12, but would love more some day.
Please look into the Green Pepper Press Street Team Crusades. They are still available for viewing and learning and doing! Michelle has been a generous teacher and a great cheer leader.