It feels strange writing/typing 2012.
I signed up for a free online Strathmore class with Tracy Bautista. It is a lot of fun so far..still time to get in on the first week everyone! Just go to Strathmore website..you will find it there.
Posting pics of what I did the other day..it is mixed media on Strathmore 400 series artboard. I had some hanging around..got it for a steal because the packaging was dirty. Turns out that this is the support that Strathmore is promoting through these free online classes. So I didn't have to buy it or try to figure out a substitute. I did have to change out a few materials because I wasn't going to the store with no money!!! But since I am an art supply hoarder..then I was ok.
It is a class I am using to get me busy. I always thrive under deadlines or assignments.
I call this one "The First Birds". The birds are from stencils I made for another project. The feathers started out as stencils using my chicken and dove feathers.
Of course the stencils got covered up because I was having fun spraying fluid acrylics around!
the others are details. Then I decided I wanted to try out some crackle glaze I picked up a while ago...never stop when you can add just one more thing!!!!
So I can see me doing more of the doodles as Tracy called them but it seems similar to what I am already doing.
I have never been a fan of Strathmore papers..prefer Arche it takes a good lot of abuse..but I am impressed with these 4oo series boards. They have a smooth surface and did not want to warp..of course it never got real wet..I will put it to the test on my next one.