I love to experiment with color and patterns, as you may already know! I find it very meditating.
I recently completed this doodle:
One of the things I did differently with this doodle was I added three flowers on top of my doodle that I printed on deli paper using my Gelli plate and a stencil.
What is really fun about printing on deli paper with fluid acrylics is that the pattern is transparent when you glue it down to your paper. You don’t see the deli paper. I printed my flowers in a light red color.
This time I took my experiment a step further and glued it over my doodle (with a glue stick). I next added further details with Copic markers and color pencils on top of the deli printed flowers. I didn’t know I could do that!
I also experimented creating patterns with color pencils in my doodle and coloring Copic markers over them.
Another great thing about creating a colorful doodle is making copies to use as collage. The colors came out exceptionally bright with the Copic markers.
And behold! I found a rabbit:
And a bird (think swan–like):
The journal is for my online class I’m taking with Carla Sonheim, The Year of the Rabbit. I added some postage stamps from other countries to add interest to my pages.
I hope you have fun doing some art experiments today! I’d love to hear what you are working on.