Today was a perfect day to create for me! My youngest always goes to 'school' on Friday morning. For her, school means a playgroup for kids from 2,5 years till 4 years. (At four they go to a primary school here in the Netherlands...every day!) After school she went home with one of her friends to play there all afternoon. My oldest two kids were in school till three so today was a day for me, me and me!!!
First I went jogging for 40 minutes. Than I did some bloghopping while I was enjoying a cup of coffee.
Unfortunately I had to do some shopping but after that it was time to create...for four hours in a row, with no kids around...only me, me and me!!! That was pure luxury for me. If I get to spend so much time on creating it is after nine in the evening and I have to go on till midnight....hardly ever does this happen during daylight... So I didn't think about the big pile of laundry waiting for me...I covered my dining table with plastic, got all my paints, sprays and masks and started on a new canvas.
I had nothing specific in mind, I just started playing with layers of paper, colorwash, paint and ink.
This time I made a picture after each layer:
Layer 1: paper
Layer 2: colorwash and masks
Layer 3: I didn't like the effect of the masks, so I added more colorwash and did a lot of 'drippage'! I also stamped some texture with black Stazon ink.
Layer 4: acrylic paint on the sides.
Layer 5: I painted a big lasercut chipboard butterfly (Buzz & Bloom) and embossed it with Ranger holographic embossingpowder. I did some pink dots too.
Layer 6: I added the quote and wrote some white dots with a paintmarker.
At this point I thought it was finished so I cleaned my table. I put my canvas on a display and went on with my normal day. 'Me-time' was over!
But each time I passed by the display I stopped, looked at it and I knew something was missing.
So I got my things back on the table and added some more buterflies and some more white dots. I also doodled some more with my black Copic Multiliner.
Et voilà !
Of course I painted the sides of the canvas too: