gee, when you post in the wee hours of the morning, it's hard to count that post as belonging to the previous day. my goal is still to post every day. so, i'm working on it.
i finally got my scanner to cooperate with me and i have the backgrounds that i worked on last week. i had so much fun! there was paint everywhere!
i got on this kick when i happened across try it tuesday. i heard about the group when it started, but had actually completely forgotten about it. so i had plenty of weeks of stuff to work on!
before we get to the pictures, i should tell you a few things. my scanner makes everything much darker than it is. so most of the images are more vibrant in person. also, i usually work outside of my normal color palette when trying new things. so you don't have to think if something is terribly ugly, that i will just started working like that all the time.
the first was an acrylic background technique by karyn gartel. we used thin paints and a splash of water to break things up. we also stamped with gesso.
the second was a packing tape transfer, billed as an "easy transparency alternative"
i didn't really want to do this one, but it was ok. it wasn't very exciting, though, so i didn't scan. the best thing i did was try to put some matte medium over the shiny tape. that was pretty effective.
next was making paper from paper, and i had to skip that one on principle. i think that's recycling, but not papermaking. i have some bookbinding prejudices.
i do have a bunch more, but i think i'm finally falling asleep, so i'll leave you with a cliff hanger.