This started with a bit of blue ink on the page from the previous spread that I wanted to keep. You can see it on the top and bottom of the pages. I worked with water soluble oil pastels instead of crayons this time and added the pink. I also had two stickers from a butternut squash I was compelled to use -in the corners!
I had some questions within the comments of this post that I thought I would repeat here within the text in case others were wondering the same, but did not check the comments.
- Sandra L asked, What brand of acrylic ink are you using? I have a bottle of the Liquitex but haven't tried anyone else's yet. ~ Hi Sandra, I picked up 3 bottles of Daler Rowney "FW" artist acrylic inks at my local art store and have been trying them out. They're a new thing for me and different from what I am used to. The acrylic inks are more saturated and much less transparent than let's say Dye-Na-Flow or something like that. I've not tried the Liquitex yet . .. I think on the whole these type of inks are more permanent. : ) lenna
- Sandra G asked,"I've never used the
self leveling gel medium. I take it that you use it to get all the collage pieces to sit at the same shelf
level so things don't look lop sided? What name brand did you use?" ~ Since
the photo pieces were sticking up a lot more than the base, I thought using gel
medium over all would help even things out a bit. The pieces still stick up,
but the edges are softer and I think it is less noticeable. It has pulled them
together for me.
I use Golden brand. I've had good luck with that gel medium. It is a high quality artists grade. The self leveling is different from let's say the regular matte medium because of it's consistency -it flows easily across your work and levels out. It also has a gloss sheen to it which I sometimes like. You can read more about both here in my "store" where I have gathered products I like to use!
: ) lenna