So let's get to the good stuff, shall we?
I can't seem to stop making texture panels since I was in Jodi Ohl's class at Create Art Retreat in New Jersey. The substrate for these is claybord. Its very reasonably priced and readily available and comes in lots of sizes. I haven't tried this technique on anything but claybord. I'm guessing the intense heat you need to cause the bubbly texture to happen doesn't seem to affect the claybord whatsoever. These are made using Silks Acrylic Glazes. If you haven't tried these you really should. Loaded with pigment, very sheer but can be layered for intensity, and they mix perfectly with one another when you overlap them. Here are a few I've made recently.
You may have already seen this one if you follow me on Ustream. I did this one live while streaming one night. The video is available at my Ustream channel and I also uploaded it to YouTube. Sometimes I giveaway the project I make on my Ustream to one of the viewers. This panel is on its way to Paula S!
Another new thing I've been trying my hand at is doodling. I ran across Joanne Fink's book and her YouTube videos online and fell in love with her ZenDangles -- that's not a type-o -- she dangles, she doesn't tangle! I started using my new small size Dylusions journal as my doodling and sketching book that I carry with me most of the time. When I find myself having a few minutes to spare, I dangle! Here are some of my efforts:
I think I'm finished! ;o) This is 11 x 14.
Well, I don't know about you, but I feel much better. Its good to know I'm back up and running on the blog. I hope you enjoyed these few projects. I've been playing with some other new stuff -- well, new to me anyway. I'll share that as soon as I can find the time.
Stay tuned...Gelli printing on fabric and some things I've made with the results coming next !