I am so happy that you are here reading this blog post. Something that I feel passionate about is staying interested, curious, and present with my creative process. For me, this looks like trying new techniques and playing with new supplies.
For today’s post, I will be using the following SUPPLIES:
I am working on an easel where I’ve set a drawing board.
I clipped the Star and Cross stencil to the drawing board.
Next, I pulled out a few colors of Dylusions Spray Inks. Caution: Sometimes the nozzle gets clogged and the spray goes where you don’t intend it to go! My solution to this problem is to expect that as a possibility and remove things I don’t want to get sprayed.
Using a water-soluble graphite stick by Pacific Arc, I scribbled inside the stencil. This felt very satisfying to do.
Now, I am ready to remove the stencil and add more layers of graphite marks and watercolor paint.
I’d like to say something here about items you may deem as “precious” or “too ‘cool’ to use.” I have experienced this feeling many times. Now, I am getting to the point where I think, “Why not use it? There’s always more cool stuff to discover.” How do you feel about using your “special” items? I am curious to know how others process this dilemma.
So, I just kept playing with the graphite stick and watercolor paint. I rotated my paper. I stood far away, and got close up.
Pictured below is where I decided to stop. As a mixed media artist, I often end up tearing my painted papers to use in collage. I am not sure the fate of this one. For now, I like it whole.
I hope this post inspires you to use some of your “precious” items.
May you explore with some new art supplies, so the creative process feels fun and exciting. May you stay curious and interested, as you play.
Blessings to you,
Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com
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