Monday, 16 February 2015

DLP Week07: Undercover

Today I'm sharing a very simple page I did for week 07 of the Documented Life Project. The challenge was to cover up some artwork we liked. The journal prompt for this week was 'going undercover'.

My page features a gelli print, that I really liked. I'm always at two minds whether I should cut these up for page elements or use them as background or collage pieces or just keep them intact to enjoy as a piece of art in itself.

I covered my entire page with the gelli print and sketched an umbrella and a letter U with a pencil. Then I covered up the entire page with dark blue (Liquitex Basics Indigo) acrylics, leaving only my shapes untouched. I removed some of the paint with a wet paper towel to achieve some variation in the texture. I like how the underlying bright green has changed the tone of the dark blue. I used black and white pens to sketch an outline around my shapes.

Finally, I added my title. white acrylic drippage and splatters. A very simple and very quick process, which is what I need my DLP projects to be at the moment. Thank you for visiting my blog today!