Today I am showing you my abstract side!
It's rather hard for me to create simple pieces. Take my scrapbook pages for example. I love to make them 3-D. Same with my cards! It's so hard to mail them! Haha!
So, when I started working on this canvas, and especially when I told myself it was done, it was SO hard to walk away!!!! I feel like it needs more!
I was at Michaels today, and I wandered back to the art section (my newest favorite part of the store!), and I found String Gel! It acts like honey when poured gently! I bought it and couldn't wait to get it home to try it out!
Well, when I painted my canvas with clear gesso, I knew I wanted to incorporate the String Gel in some way. I started with a few stencils and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. Then, I wasn't happy with it, so I took a baby wipe and swiped it to blur everything. Ok, liked the look, time to add the String Gel!
I grabbed a knife and after gathering a heap, I let it drip off of the knife while moving it across the page. I continued doing this until I was satisfied with the drippings. I let it dry (with the help of my embossing gun! Can we say impatient?!), and actually took a nap (we had to get up super early to go to church this morning w/ my MIL). Once it was dry, I sponged more Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire canvas.
Then, I started to peel the String Gel off. I used my exacto knife, and then after a while, I just used my nails and scraped it off. That was a whole lot quicker!
I looked at it, and decided it need a LITTLE bit of color. So, I used my Hexagon stencil from eclectic Paperie, with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I took another baby wipe and swiped the corners a bit to make that blur, and then I was done!
What do you think? Abstract enough?! LOL!
Have a lovely day!