Saturday, 21 November 2015

PaperArtsy Topic 21: Abstract Art. Bubbles

I thought abstract art was mainly a mess on canvas or a sculpture which doesn’t look like anything! But after reading about different types of abstract art on the paperartsy challenge I realised there was much more to it than a ‘mess’! It's all about layering colour and textures and drawing the eye into the piece of art.
I thought I can't do this I'm medically trained not art and design trained! But after mulling it over I said to myself it's like doing a background, which doesn't sound half as scary as ‘abstract art’.

The main posts that Inspired me were Jo-Myhill and Seth Apter.

To begin with I brushed watered down white paint over Kraft card, leaving areas of card showing.
Using scrap sequin material I applied grunge paste with a spatula.

Once dry I painted a wash of colour sanding back the grunge paste in some areas each time so it was different colours in various areas of the design.
I love circle/spots and wanted to reflect the grunge paste so I used a ‘smoothy’ to apply the paint in circles, using the paints listed below.
I wanted the eye to follow the circles so I made them smaller as they went up the canvas.
To finish I added stamped circles and doodled circles in white pen.
I hope I have interpreted correctly  the art of making ‘abstract art’.

Materials used;
Paperartsy grunge paste, Fresco Paint-Beach Hut
Indigoblu paint-Pantry White. Bubbles background stamp.
Pebeo Dyna-357,358,359,360
Creative Expressions-smoothies.

From my stash;
Kraft card.
Sequin waste.
White pen.

Challenge entered;

Sunday, 8 November 2015

PaperArtsy Topic 20: Triptychs

I really enjoyed drawing the face for the last challenge so for this one I wanted to try and draw a big eye!
The inspiration came from watching the video made for this challenge link..
I practised on some copier paper first. Once I was satisfied with the design I needed to prepare a background.
For this I wanted it to be part of the design but not take the eye away from the focal point, in this case it is the eye!

I used some card already with some of the background painted so I added some drips.
Once dry using paint I added the stamping around the edge.
Pencilled the eye so that I knew where to stamp the flower, it is supposed to show the reflection from the flower border, I hope!
Painted the white of the eye.
With a sharpie pen drew over the pencil and filled in the pupil but the pen started to run out! Only used it a few times! So used a Promarker to finish. Went over the black with Zig pen for glitter effect.
Used some paint and Zig pens to add colour to the eyelid and iris. Using water to blend the colours.

Once happy with the design I cut it into 3, mounted it on card.
When I looked at the finished design the eye didn't seem to match up so had to tweak the black lines so it looked aesthetically pleasing to the eye!
Stamped saying onto scrap bit of card, cut and edged with blue pen. Arranged on design with 3D form pads.

Materials used;
PaperArtsy- paints- Tango, Orchid, Beach Hut. Stamps- JOFY24, ELB22.
Indigoblu paint- Pantry White.
Cosmic Shimmer paint- Teal.
Decoart- Glamour Dust paint- Neon Pink.
Zig Wink A Stella- Black, Purple, White.
Promarker- Black.

Challenge entered;