Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Who Knew?

Golden Extra Coarse Pumice Gel...I kinda like it! What a surprise!

It was one of the mediums I got to play with at Donna Downey's Inspired weekend. I really thought I'd hate it so I just sorta coated one small folder with it (both the left and right sides). A coat of gesso probably would have helped it adhere better but I just wanted to get it on the page and let it dry. I also thought I would probably sand it off or throw the folder away all together so I wasn't very concerned.

This is actually the right side of the page, I painted the left side green.

 Donna showed us a page where she put it through the Brick Wall stencil and it did look like bricks and then I overheard her telling someone else if you paint it green it looks like moss. So I went for green.


I used my finger with gesso, Golden Sap Green and Green Gold. You can see on the left side there is an line between the pumice gel and the page where my finger wouldn't fit so I went in with a  brush to fill that in. Next I used Donna's Hollyhock foam stamp by Prima with Golden Quin Magenta, Quin Red and Pyrole Red.






The stems are Sap Green and the Centers are Diarylide Yellow. Then came some shading to hopefully add some dimension...


There is Quin Crimson on the right side of the flowers and Quin Crimson mixed with Carbon Black on the left side. I also added some Yellow Ochre and Hansa Yellow Light to the centers...



 Finally some butterflies and daisies punched from gessoed book text. Happy. Happy. Happy! You can also see a peek of the right side of the page here. I thought if it looked like moss when painted green it might look like coral if I painted it pink and orange and added some seaweed...more on that page later ;)

Thanks for stopping by and as always please leave a comment if you have a chance. I'd love to hear from you! Have a great day!!

3 comments:

Chel said...

Oh, I LOVE it! It came together so nicely! I just got some glass bead gel and I'm trying to figure out how I want to use it. I think I need to stop trying to figure it out and just smear some on the page and see what happens :) Thank you for the inspiration!

Michelle Howard said...

Another piece I would be happy to display in my house!!

Michelle Howard said...

Hey, my comment finally worked! I've been trying to post a comment and it never appears...