I'm feeling quite pleased with myself today.
Today, and for most of today, I made a new blog header and even added some pages.
It amazes me that I've actually managed to do it.
I'm SO not technical.
What do you think of the new look?
In between my outbursts of technical wizardry, I also managed to fit in something arty.
After missing yesterday due to feeling a little off-colour, it was really great to get back to it today.
I've been working on a few things actually.
The first is the girl that you can see above...
At the moment, she is not finished, and I also need to 'do' the rest of the canvas that she will be going on. If I start the background layers tonight to allow for drying time, then I should manage to finish it off tomorrow.
So far, she has been drawn in 6B pencil, then painted with acrylic paint, covered in the silk paper and painted with watercolour paint. I painted the watercolour whilst the glue was still wet on the silk paper, so the paint bled quite a bit. I like it.
For those of you wanting to know about this 'silk paper' that I keep mentioning (I still don't actually know the real name) I thought I'd show you a picture of it.
Hopefully a picture might help...
The one I'm using at the moment has stars in it, not that you can see them when I use it, they make no difference. You can see the paper texture though, it's really soft.
The other thing that I've been working on is some journal backgrounds. It's been so long since I did any journal work but I figured that if I prepared the backgrounds, I would use them.
inky and acrylic
As they say
'it's all in the preparation...'
Let's hope so.
p.s. I updated the 'About Me' and 'Contact' pages, come and see.