In a moment of pre christmas 'no mojo' panic I signed up to an online course with Traci Bautista
It started on the 1st of January and I eagerly watched the video that night, Traci makes it all look so easy!
Well here is my first effort from week one - not sure if I like it or not, not sure if it is over worked or not worked enough? But hey its all a learning process thats what its all about.
This is how it started out.. Traci sprayed through stencils and masks with acrylic paints in a spray bottle, I didnt have any spray bottles so used colourwash sprays.. ummmmm BIG mistake because they arent colourfast are they! So when I went to add the next layer of Acrylic paint, it just moved the colour around and muddied up the colours
Wasnt going to waste the first sheet of my precious 300gsm watercolour paper, so had to think of something.
So I gave the whole thing a rough layer of clear gesso.. which as you can see has changed the whole look of the thing
Once dry, I went over it again with some masks and sponged on the acrylic paint - rescued from the bin
As you can see from the first (but final) picture I played alot more with it, following the video demo, all great fun and very therapeutic - the course is free and I think it is still open to subscribe, so why not have a go!
Kids back to school tomorrow - bittersweet, I will miss them (and the lay-ins) but bonus I will have more time to play, and afterall I have a tutorial to work on!