Thursday, June 18, 2009
The main image on the background of this collage was achieved with a mask. A mask is just a plastic "reverse stencil" that is used to protect portions of your art from other colors applied over the top. This mask came from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology line. The wonderful depth of color was achieved with Glimmer Mists. Base coat is Lemon Yellow, when that was dry Oriental Poppy was applied and once that was dry the mask was placed down and a coat of Autumn Leaves completed the process. Leave your mask in place until the watercolor is dry or remove it VERY CAREFULLY. Trust me on this, I know ALL the ways to smudge it!