Monday, 28 July 2014
Waiting for words
Sometimes, when I blog about a page, it can look as if it is worked through from beginning to end before another is started. But here are a couple of pages that I'm working on that I just don't have the words for yet.
Sometimes you just need to put down colour and pattern. The busywork of your fingers lets your mind wander, and at the moment my mind needs to sift through things. So the words aren't clear - yet - but backgrounds are ready and waiting.
The page with red circles started out as a gelli-print. I've added stamping, gelli-printed greaseproof paper (that's what those blue concentric circles are above and the black at the right of the photo below), and washi-tape.
The green and yellow page is built up with layers of acrylic paint, water-soluble graphite, gelli-printed greaseproof paper, sequin-waste used as a stencil and a stamp, and splashes of white ink. There's even a little tag in the base layer.
Do you work on multiple pages at once?