Ok, so here is the story. Piarom launched the new Mix it Up monthly challenge of 'Abstract' plus a colour scheme and as I missed last month's was determined to try it. All seemed to be going well, I was pleased with my Dylusions Ink background all in blues and then tried to add the next colour orange using some acrylic paint. What did I end up with sludgy colours...yuck!! But tried not to be defeated and added some Gelato, doodles and stamps. Did I like it any better now? Hell NO!!
I was just about to give up for the day and put it down to experience plus a dodgy mojo when I glanced at the old photocopy sheets I had underneath my work, which has splashes of ink, scrapped acrylic paint, blotted stamps and scribbles of pen where I had hastily cleared my blocked black ink pen. I wonder if?
do I stop there?
ok so couldn't stop myself added some more stamping! Well when you have some newly launched PaperArtsy stamps you just HAVE to use them.
Now that is truly abstract...RESULT! Well, I liked it lots better than attempt 1. There is only one downside to this, my work in on a flimsy piece of photocopy paper...I had another idea...wonder how that will turn out? TO BE CONTINUED!
I am so proud of myself for keeping up with this challenge and it was a wonderful chance to try new techniques and different styles of faces. I would recommend the challenge to anyone interested in trying to get into some art. I understand that there will be 29 Faces again later in the year so something to ponder until then!
Here are my last of my Faces. I did this first one near the start for the 29 Faces series but created it for a challenge over the Craft Bubble 2 and half forum and I just realised I hadn't blogged her! At least I don't think I have...starting to loose track! She is one of my favourites too.
And here are all my February Faces!
Thank you Ayala for organising this I have had a blast!