So I've been dabbling with abstracts for a while now and well, why don't we just get to the pics?
I started with an 8x8 piece of collaged watercolor paper. I collaged the front and back to give it more ooomph because I knew I wanted to add a layer of plaster:
Then I gave it a good slathering of plaster:
Once it started to set up a little I added some textures with a color shapers and by pressing some of that non slip shelf liner stuff into it. I also incised some lines with my palette knife.
Then on to color:
I used heavy body paints and then gave it a coat of matte gel medium to seal everything in. While the matte gel was still setting up I did some more mark making for added textures.
I have had this feather for a while that my grandson and I found on a walk along with some sticks with lichen growing on them. I LOVE lichen. I baked the sticks at 200 degrees for a few hours just to "sanitize" them:
I love this because it evokes so many memories for me. Here's a few close ups:
I just may have to do a larger one similar to this but for now, this makes me happy!
Thanks for swinging by and Happy Arting