Thank you for your kind comments yesterday and for persevering with the word verification. I really do appreciate how awful it is and will eventually switch back. Thank you also for your equally sweet remarks regards the drawing/sketch of the zombie fella. To answer your question Kory, and anyone else who is interested, I draw a rough outline in pencil first, then ink in with a fine black Uniball or Pitt Pen. It's all analog and no iPads.
Okay, onto today's tag. Yup, I seem to have my mojo in full swing, thanks to tags. As I've written before, I find them perfect for discovering all manner of techniques and creative experimentation and, for a change, I'm not fighting it, I'm going with the flow.
In a change to my usual format of just showing the end result, knowing the idea I wanted to put into practice, I took a couple of "before" pictures as well.
I mentioned in my previous post that I fancied doing something more along the mixed media direction. So I grabbed a tag and then, with very little conscious thought, just reached out for an assortment of textural elements which I hoped could be married together in an interesting assemblage. Above is the result.
I removed the flowers and glued everything else down with either PVA or glue gun. When dry, I coated the whole tag in white gesso, adding thicker clumps here and there to create more texture.
Once the gesso dried, the fun began. I merrily squirted a couple of ink sprays about and randomly dabbed on acrylic paints, dry brushing to highlight the textures. I did the same to the flowers and leaves, which were set to one side. Everything was then left to dry before being attached with a glue gun, resulting in this...
Which I have to say I'm quite pleased with. Okay, the colours aren't quite there yet. I still need to play around with more combos. But it's a good start.