Thursday, January 28, 2016

Getting Ready for a Painting Party

Under the weather on a cold winter night but still had the need to create. So I started with aluminum foil over my fingers. I applied Creative Paperclay® to the foil and shaped it. I pulled them off my fingers to let them dry overnight. The next day, I re-wet areas in order to add details.

Aluminum foil
Creative Paperclay®

I think I will just keep making these until I feel better then have a monster painting party with my friends.

Dream in Color!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Making Stamps with Delight!

I woke up in the middle of the night with the thought of making stamps with Delight. No doubt not a new idea but that possibility had never dawned on me. So I got out of bed, went to the studio and started making them. One of the things I learned was that if you want straight edges, it is better to cut it before the Delight sets up. Tip is to coat them with matte medium so they don't stain and allows you to wash them off without reconstituting them. And, no, they won't last forever but in a pinch it is a great fun!

Scissors (optional)
Anything that can give you a texture.

I started with a regular rubber stamp. You get a reverse or negative image of the stamp. On all of these, I rolled the Delight flat with a rolling pin before stamping into it.

I have large sheets of rubber stamps without the wood backing. This one has grunge edges because I wanted to see how that would look. Plus I prefer more grunge than perfection.

Next, I brought out the Indonesian wood block. This one has a real graphic pattern to it.

Next, the stencils came out for a creative play day.

Dream in Color,
Darlene Olivia McElroy

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 - Blank Slate of Possibilities

I am all set up and ready to throw paint at all the new panels. What are you up to?