Sunday, 21 August 2022

Artful August Part 3

Hello Friends!

Here's my weekly round up of  pieces I made for Rachel Greig's Artful August Art Challenge.  Gosh, there's only ten more days to go!  Where does the time fly when making art?

Day 15 the prompt was Ink

I did an A5 cardstock simply using all different kinds of ink, from stamping pads, to acrylic, to pens and more.  Just think ink!  Neurographica and Zentangle


Day 16 prompt was Splatter

Cheap black paper with Inktense, Shimmer paint, Acrylic splatter

I was so dog tired doing this, just cobbled together, took longer to dry than make.  Nearly didn't use it, then suddenly I realised I've achieved that look of galactic space that's been eluding me for many months!   Up it popped when least expected!


So I did another one to experiment with as I love what I've discovered here.


Day 17 Prompt "Quote"  

I kept it literal.  If you've ever read any of {the remarkable} books by Gladys Taber then you'll know her beautifully written prose continually throws out short passages that make the most quotable of quotes, several on every page.  I love her Stillmeadow books dearly.



Day 18 prompt is Fold.

If you've ever tried to stuff a courgette flower you'll know all about tightly folded flowers!  Inktense


Day 19 prompt is Abstract.

I chose Inktense with colour matched micron pen to outline.  However, yellow didn't do so good on its own so I switched to black to outline the yellow swirls, but it's just too heavy and unbalances everything.  Also, the black pen bled which resulted in me blending it out, leading to shading in all the white card, which was much more than I'd planned to do.


Day 20 prompt was Paste but I can't find my paste so did another little abstract doodle with mixed media.


Day 21 I've jumped ahead a few days on the prompt to Tissue with a mixed media piece using a tissue paper serviette as a base.



Hope you like them!  As always, I'd love to know your favourite one!

Until next time
Stay safe, stay well

Debbie xo


10 comments:

  1. Deb, your serviette piece is my favorite, though I do like the galactic pieces as well. Looks like some of the photos from the Webb telescope! Gladys Taber is a favorite of mine as well and I do like how you featured her quote. Her books are full of wisdom! Have a happy evening. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Martha Ellen. I feel such a charlatan using a tissue, but that was the prompt. Gladys Taber is so inspirational. I love to lose myself in the pages of Stillmeadow! Enjoy your week xoxo

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  2. You DID pull off the galactic look. But my very favorite is the bird at the end.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, I consider the birdies a cheat as it's more collage.

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  3. Love the tissue and the courgette - but they are all brilliant. Ive never heard of Gladys Taber so had to look up her books - she certainly wrote a lot

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    1. Thank you, Sue. As I'm telling everyone, that tissue is a bit of a cheat!

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  4. I think my favourite is he second spatterwork

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    1. Thank you Sue, yes it's messy to do and lots of fun.

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  5. Wonderful all of them. I really love the last one Tissue A Winter Visit - it is gorgeous and so clever. Splatter are good too - I remember OH practising that when he went to some art classes after he retired! It was a technique he hadn't used before!

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    1. Thank you Ragged Robin. I'm finding my way with splatter, someone suggested a toothbrush and cocktail pick!

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