Sunday, October 30, 2011
I asked an artist friend, "How do you create such beautiful texture in your work?" She replied: stamps, bubble wrap, drawer liner, a spray bottle and cap, plus whatever was on hand to create the effect she desired. She was very kind to walk me through her process!
I used to think stamps and other texturizing items could limit a painting, but instead learned they can enhance a composition by providing interesting shapes and text.
This piece was my first. I chose a dress form stand stamp, "dream" stamp, bubble wrap (circle pattern), drawer liner (grid pattern) and a room air freshener spritzer cap (white circles). I mixed Titan Buff into the background for a softer green. For me the stamping was fast and was an excellent "loosening up" exercise. I enjoy finding ways to feed my creativity, and this is one I would do again.
Thank you Beverly! :-)
12 x 12 stretched canvas, acrylics including Golden heavy body Titan Buff