Yesterday, I posted photos of Hostas I have in my yard. Today, I want to show you a mixed media abstract I did:
I used this photo for my inspiration:
I started by printing a black and white image of my photo and tracing the outline of the shapes in pencil. Next, I transferred the image to 140 lb hard-pressed watercolor paper by tracing over my lines:
I then decided which shapes I wanted to accent with Gelli-prints that I had made previously. (Note: In order to cut out the shapes, I copied my tracing paper image onto copy paper).
Before gluing my shapes to my paper, I colored around the images with pan pastels:
I sprayed my paper with a fixative before I glued my images with a matte medium:
In order to get my images to dry flat to my paper, I had to cover my paper with wax paper and then stack heavy books on top. I finished my abstract by adding patterns with color pencils.
I hope to create an abstract painting with acrylics next week!
Kick back and enjoy a cool glass of lemonade in the shade! 🙂