Mixing it up in the Studio
Small color explorations came first using my creamy oil painting sticks. Mixing the succulent colors directly on the paper was the challenge. Color as well as the textures created is the fascination here.
I pulled out my Gelli plate next. Using this plate is an easy and fun way to produce monoprints without a press. Using tissue and rice papers, working with organic and found materials, these papers can produce the most detailed patterns and textures. The delicacy and transparency of these papers is wonderful on their own or used as collage elements.
They are perfect for collage, so I decided to begin a sweet little series for Instagram challenge. Working mostly in pairs I challenged myself to create and post a finished collage every day. It was so much fun!
Hers’s one all dressed up in a standard 8x10in frame.