Sunday, March 30, 2014

WildHeart Art`"Fly With Your Creative Muse"- Sin City Stamps Design Team Project featuring ComposiMold

"Fly With Your Creative Muse"

Yes ...we all have that sweet little creative muse within us that whispers to us when we are playing with our imagination "out loud" on the paper in front of us. It isn't necessarily what we see... but what we feel when we look at something. I started this project without a "plan" and just relied on my "creative muse" as I went along. Remember those "ink blots" where we would interpret  the ink blot and share what we had seen on the page.. well, this is the same idea and I love the way this project evolved! 

Gelli Plate
ComposiMold Masks ( previous blog post)
Asst. acrylic paints
White copy paper
Brayer ( to spread the paint around)
Gel Medium Matte
 Asst.TomBow Markers
Black Pitt Pen

I started by using my Gelli plate to create the background but with one twist... I took the ComposiMold masks ( above) I had made for the  last DT blog post, and applied them on the plate. It then blocks the paint from attaching to the paper therefore creating a  "mask". I also applied the rubber stamp " Love of Butterflies" by SinCity Stamps.

Apply acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate and spread with the brayer. Lay the ComposiMold  mask on top of the paint to create a "mask" or empty space with that shape on the paper.

Above is the print I created and then spent some time looking at it before I "felt" what I thought was there on the page waiting to come through. I then used another background to complete my "vision".

 Small butterfly stamps where randomly stamped with purple ink to create a bit of texture also.

 What I felt or saw in that white space that was created by the ComposiMold mask was a beautiful bird with some fancy feathers!
I cut long oval shaped feathers from the other sheet of background paper  I created and glued in place to create long flowing feathers.
  I then used my TomBow markers to create shadows ,highlights and to outline the shapes. Along with some deep yellow for the beak and the feet.

  The bottom "masked space" I turned into a free form flower using the TomBow's to color in the flower and added some stamens with the Pitt Pen. I finihsed off the whole print with the matte medium gel and it gave a nice finish to the page.
I love when an artistic creation is made by what one feels or sees when  our imagination is used and we are guided by our creative muse! And having that fun heart shaped spot that appeared on the print put a smile on my face! Let your creative muse "fly" and Enjoy!
~In Love and Faith~
Check out the websites below for the products I used for this project