Monday, 20 July 2009

Oddly productive

During the first week of the summer holidays I've been surprisingly productive, I think when I have time I tend to waste it and when I don't have a moment I make the most of it! strange but true! I often check out YouTube links and every now and then I discover something that just makes my jaw drop, this time it's a series of tutorials here
http://thealie.over-blog.com.over-blog.com/
I did a trial run and although I was working in colours that aren't really me I'm pleased with the results. This is the first time I've ever done an entire piece without using a brush and paint. I discovered one or two traps for young players during the process but will certainly be doing more of this technique, my mind is racing at the possibilities.
Perhaps a different format, three instead of two, or a hidden book, hmm...
I have one lonely pot of crackle paint which I'm trying to use wisely!!
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7 comments:

Hens Teeth said...

Very good link M, thank you.
Hope you manage to keep your creativity high, even in the face of adversity (kids home)! :-)

kiwicarole said...

I really enjoyed the link, thanks for sharing that! I couldn't understand any of it, but who needs spoken language eh?
Love yours, fantastic reproduction! xP

Alisa said...

I'll have to check this link out... thanks for sharing!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Wonderful colors on your piece! So much beautiful layering and textures. I just want to touch and hold it!

Jenxo said...

I loved these, i spent ages going over her site for her vids. love your too, nice to get out of your comfort zone and see what you can create....she is amazing at texture....jenxo

Seth said...

This looks great!! Really wonderful use of color and layering. I will check out the tutorial as well.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh how gorgeous! Fab texture, color and interest. Thealie will be proud! That was such a great link, thanks for sharing it with us! Love what you've created! You go girl! Summer vacation agrees with you :)