Some of you already know I'm following Marit's workshop "Let it Loose". Sadly the workshop has ended, but since I'm behind on my projects (duh, what's new???), I still have some fun projects to look forward to. I'll share the ones I've already made in a minute, but first I want to show you something else I have been working on. Ever since starting Marit's workshop, I have been obsessed with painting and using different mediums ... so much so, that I decided to take a workshop doing just that, painting on canvas using different mediums. Here's the result, my very first canvas painting:
Oh, I soooo love the result. Obviously I had a lot of help on this one from my teacher ... she showed me step by step what to do, and even told me which colours to use. For instance I was surprised to hear you always have to start with dark colours on the first layers, working your way to the lighter colours ... This was such a fun workshop and I'm so hooked, I can't wait to start on another one and see if I can pull this off working on my own ... keep your fingers crossed!
The picture in the middle shows my three kids. I love this picture! I printed it out with my ordinary inkjet printer on ordinary paper, which lead to a happy mistake. Once placing the paper on the gel medium, the black and white image turned green! Apparently I should have used a laserprinter to preserve the original colours. However, the green turned out pretty cool, so I don't mind. I'll keep this in mind in case I want to keep the original colours though ...
Here are the projects I made for Marit's workshop:
For this project we were asked to use a mask together with misting or painting ... I chose painting. Though at first I didn't like the blocks of colour (I like colours that blend...), the page grew on me and now I love it.
For this project we had to make our background using spray painted tissue paper glued to the page with gel medium ... I didn't look forward to this one. I don't have a lot of spray paint colours, and since I had never done anything like this, I didn't know what to expect. However, once I finally started working on it, I fell in love with this technique. The picture really doesn't capture just how beautiful that background really is.
This is my abolute favorite page made as a result from Marit's workshop. We were told to alter the colours of a picture, changing the existing colours in the complementary colours. I would never ever have come up with anything like this on my own, and when I first read the prompt, I didn't have a clue how to start on this one. Marit's example was inspirational though, and going through my quotes and reading this one I used, I remembered I had just the right picture to use for this prompt. Don't you just love how this turned out?? Who would have thought changing the colours could create such an awesome effect?
You might be interested to know that, thanks to the huge success of her first online workshop "Let it Loose", Marit has decided to give it again, starting May 3rd. I have so enjoyed this workshop (well, I'm still enjoying it LOL), so I can honestly and without hesitation recommend it to all of you who feel the need to let it loose every now and then! Registration for her new workshop "A Creative Art Journey" starting May 7th is also open. Check out her blog for more info.
I have to start on dinner now, but you all know what I'm gonna do after that ... right, play with my paints again LOL!
Talk to you later ladies, enjoy the rest of the weekend!
5 months ago