Sunday, 19 April 2015

Too Much on My Plate

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and that meant that I did my page for The Documented Life Project 2015 sitting outside. I could keep on going too as things dried very quickly. We are continuing with our April theme of Exploring Inks and Paints. The Art Challenge for this coming week was: Gelli Plate, and the Journal Prompt: A Lot on my Plate. Sometimes the prompts are so apt that it's quite unnerving! I am indeed rather snowed under although I have managed to get quite a bit of my To Do list crossed off this morning.
I needed no encouragement to get my gelli plates out and for this page I used the only very recently arrived 4 and 6" round plates. I grabbed some acrylic craft paints in my favourite colours as well as 3 small stencils (all from the Stencilgirl Club) to make the background. Then I grabbed my, also recently arrived, Liquitex Spray Ink (in black and rapidly becoming a favourite) and another stencil from Stencilgirl (Dia de los Muertos Mask) and over sprayed the background with the skull image. This might be what we turn into if we have too much on our plates and too much stress.  Only joking!
 I then used black and white markers and water soluble oil pastels to colour and outline some areas. 
All good fun and for a skull this one is looking remarkably cheerful!


peggy gatto said...

Great colors and love the skellie!!

Linda Kunsman said...

Your page and that mask stencil are fantastic!!


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