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Green + blue background

I've been wanting to make a predominantly green art journal background as an interpretation of the No Frills Prompt: Green,. So I grabbed some tubes of Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylics (which act completely unlike fluid acrylics). These are seriously saturated, thick, opaque paints. First I scraped the page randomly with a cube of wax (from the supermarket, something made for canning I think) and then painted some squares with Golden Fiber Paste. After that dried, using a #8 flat brush, I painted squares and rectangles randomly in greens + aquas + blues and scribbled around them with neocolors. I think what I'll do tomorrow is add something to the boxes, some type of collage or images and journal in the lighter spots. At least that is the plan. But it never goes quite as planned!

PS. Here's the final Green + Blue.

[Note: I'd originally listed W&N heavy bodied acrylics, but looking at my box of paints it was actually the new Goldens that I used. I got a handful of 2 oz tubes a few months ago.]

{AEDM #1 2010}

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Reader Comments (5)

Ooooo, great ideas! I love all the similar hues of color and the wax idea is brilliant! can't wait to see what it evolves into.
Happy AEDM

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Love those greens Tammy!!! This is pretty the way it is, too!! But it'll be fun to see what you do next :D

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

Love the results, AND the idea of using canning wax as a resist! You always have the BEST ideas, Tammy! Hugs, Terri xoxox

This is a wonderful piece. Thanks for the inspiration. I want to do some kind of subtle art piece for the background on my blog and the wax idea seems perfect. I need to do a paper/wax run today and we'll see where it goes!

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie Young

Dawn, I've added some collage to this background, and I'll post after I get stuff scanned. This page turned out better than expected, with so many new experiments at once.

Eden, Yes, I was tempted to just leave it alone but I can always do another like this so I shall keep going!

Terri, Let's be realistic. I do not know how to use canning wax in the canning process, so I might as well use it for something productive. I didn't melt it, just scraped it on the page.

Marie, Oh, how exciting! I keep my blog header the same or else I would mess with it constantly. I LOVE doing headers and backgrounds!


11.2.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

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