Sometimes I just like to “play” with my art supplies and make marks! I don’t have a plan or outcome in mind. I just like to see what happens!
I created this piece in my handmade art journal on Khadi – 140 lb cold press 100% cotton rag paper:
I started with random mark making with oil pastels and then added a layer of watercolor. Let dry. Added more watercolor and finished with oil pastels. I like how the oil pastels resist the paint.
My next “experiment” I started with a piece 140 lb cold press watercolor paper in the same manner. The only difference was I added a layer of glue resist with a glue stick after my first few layers. I also added watercolor and scrapped it across my paper with a plastic scrapper (an old credit card):
I don’t know if these experiments are finished… But I know I had fun!! I encourage you to give it a try!
How do you like to experiment with your art supplies to create marks? I’d love to hear from you!