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  • Purple Haze!

    Today’s piece underwent radical transformation in it’s early stages. The first layer was a complete disaster – but it did add some texture to the piece.

    It all started when I emptied my pencil sharpener and discovered amongst the wood shavings remnants of lots of beautiful colours of water soluble pencil lead. I had the bright idea that if I tipped them onto the page and added water, I would get a lovely rainbow effect. It didn’t work – what I actually got was a dirty brown/grey sludge! So much for bright ideas!

    Purple Haze!

    To cover up the mess, I added a thick and lumpy layer of gloss gel medium, then started adding layers of acrylic paint. The first paint layer was just added with a brush. Next I added some lines and shapes using a variety of implements including bubble wrap, old credit cards and bottle tops. The next layer was a black outline followed by a layer of coloured gel medium. Some more bubble wrap splodges followed finished off with a healthy dose of gold Krylon Webbing Spray.

    I have no idea what I’ll end up using it for, but I love the colours and the textures it has ended up with!

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    By on Sunday November 18th, 2012 at 12:00 in AEDM, Artistic Ramblings - 6 Replies - Leave a Reply
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    artmusedog and Carol

    November 18, 2012 at 14:02:23

    Lovely texture and wonderful how you turned this into an excellent creation ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    molly (sasifricious)

    November 18, 2012 at 19:22:11

    great texture here! i’ve tried that trick with the pencil shavings to mixed effect, too. I’ve found the trick is to not smooooosh it too much! 🙂

    Shelley Graham Turner

    November 19, 2012 at 01:49:18

    I love the result. The deep shades overlapping with tons of texture. BRAVO!


    November 19, 2012 at 11:27:30

    Thank you for your comment Carol. I’m a great believer in “mistakes” being “challenges” 🙂


    November 19, 2012 at 11:29:18

    Thank you Molly. It’s always reassuring to hear that someone else has had the same issues! I’ll try less smooooshing next time 🙂


    November 19, 2012 at 11:30:21

    Thank you for the visit Shelley. Glad you like it 🙂