Thanks for popping in.
Have been beavering away, doing prep for
Sunday’s TV Shows.
It was pouring outside!
Which is always better than pouring inside, like last weekend!
I was making backgrounds with the blending mat and dye based inks. You know the one: brayer, spritzer, clingfilm...
The blending mat was full of ink too.
Then it occurred to me to use the rain!
Nothing like a shower to get a real even spritz!
So I brayered the Claritycard with Stream Adirondack,
and sat it outside the artroom door!
Didn’t take long!
Brought it in and stood it on its side to dry.
See how the droplets have dropped ?
What does it remind you of ?
Then I was on a roll.
Decided to put the blending mat out there instead.
Spread some Stream over the dry mat and put it outside.
Brought it in when it looked like this,
and pulled a print using our large 8.5 " x 11" Gelli Card.
Same amount of same ink brayered onto dry blending mat again,
but this time I waited a little longer, and
shook the tree to add more water.
Laid the Gelli Card onto the mat and rubbed the back.
Hoping for a more celestial kinda thing....
So more rain makes it cloudier. That figures.
Chased the remains on the mat.
In other words, I let the drips make tracks by moving the mat around.
Like this one too.
And this one?
I spritzed the card before I place it agin.
So here are my findings:
Then the sun came out, so I had to stop my R&D session.
Sometimes it really helps to actually make a conscious mental note
of what I am doing and then registering the result,
rather than just wading in and not remembering what I actually did!
Now I know what to do if I want a really celestial cloudy sky:
I just have to wait for a rainy day!!!
So this blog is not a finished piece of art,
but I think I will go to bed with these backgrounds in my head,
and blog something neat this weekend.
Have a lovely day tomorrow,
love & hugs,