Monday, February 22, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media Face "Halo"

Happy Creative Heart Monday to all of you 
creative hearts out there!!

This week I started out by using all of the gel print scraps.  I use my gel prints for lots and lots of stuff, and I just can't throw away, even the tiniest scrap.  Does that make me a "gel print hoarder"?  Perhaps.   I made these prints on my Gel Press Mono-Printing Plate.  As I've mentioned before, I usually make copies of the prints that I love, and use the copies in my collage.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the video......I had some issues.  I don't know why, but my products just didn't want to work with me on this project.  On many other faces, I start out with a basecoat of Ceramcoat Paint.  It's sort of like craft paint....tiny bottle,....inexpensive.  It, usually provides a really nice base for the Prismacolor pencils.  On this one, it just gave me a hard time.  The paint was too shiny/slick....the pencils just wouldn't work.  The only thing that I can think of is that I did not gesso the paper first. However, I don't know why that would matter because I still would have been using the pencils over the paint.  Maybe my paint is getting to old.  I will get to the bottom of this and let you know.

Have a wonderful Monday and an, even, greater week!!



1 comment:

  1. I very much enjoyed your little film. Your choice of colours is wonderful.