Friday, December 13, 2013

Elephant Walk

Elephant Walk
In this piece I experimented a great deal.  First, I used bleeding tissue paper in the background and I sanded gesso.  I used ink sprays to add color and I wiped color away.  I really like the muted colors that resulted.  I added some polka dot fabric that came in the mail with something I ordered online.  Jane Davies had a video on using hot glue to make stencils.  So after I tried the process I had colored stencils which I cut up to use as collage material.  I added mica over some of the hot glue stencils.  I also learned how to use "replace color" in Photoshop as I wanted the baby elephant to be more in color line to the adults.  Let's go to Africa!

6 comments:

Jacki Long said...

Really gorgeous! Yummy in fact! ;o)

Roberta said...

Nice work! I wish I could touch it. It sounds quite tactile!

apaperbear said...

This is wonderful and I think a sucessful experiment! Very African safari feel to it.

Michele said...

Vibrant and wonderful as your photos are, it is MUCH MORE in person. The textures are subtle and add so much. Thanks for sharing it with me today. And many thanks for the ROD-style journal. I love it.

Connie Rose said...

This is really great. How cool that you cut up your glue-stick stencils!

tgarrett said...

Love the colors John-great layers.