When I was thinking about doing mixed media it was kind of daunting to think that I needed all this stuff to do it.. A whole new list of things popped up that I had never heard of Gesso, Pit pens, Montana markers, Gel medium. Well I really thought now I can't do that there is just too much to get.. I brought the Gesso as this seemed to be the one thing that was used on everything. I was sitting down having a coffee and I was still thinking about all the other stuff I would need, when I read my stars in the paper. Well what did it say you ask? Well it said. "You already have everything you need to do what you want".. So I thought hmm. I had some paints already, I can make stencils this is one of my home made ones around the border of this page. I used a second hand gardening journal to try it out at first to see if it was something that I wanted to follow through with. Yes, I am so glad that I have tried this and I love it!! I love the messiness of it, all the paint and sprays. I have slowly gathered other things over the months but these words have always stuck with me. That hey you can do it, you don't have to have everything to start, the main thing is if you want to try it, is to give it a go and to just start with what you have.
On this page I used clingwrap over really wet paint to give it some texture and let it dry overnight.. The border is with my homemade stencil and the circles are a bottle lid dipped in paint. Some splatters of paint that was fun got it everywhere.. I wasn't sure about the purple and yellow but I liked it with the black splashes on top, it really toned it down. The numbers are done with a stencil from Dylusions and some gesso its one of my favourites to use.. Charcoal pencil around the printed wording..
Just for fun I am going to pop these at the following..
Artists in blogland
Paint party Friday
Have a great day