I promised myself when I started blogging about using my Simple Pleasures deck that I would not have to post any of my creative work that might result here unless I felt comfortable doing so. The outcome of today’s color exploration was not sufficiently aesthetically pleasing to me so I haven’t included it. There were many shades of blue and a scattering of purple and yellow involved; I was attempting an evening sky but landed more on a gloomy, jagged lake with odd waves.
The inspiration for the technique I used is contained in this video. To me, it portrays the paint spatula as a simple tool yielding gorgeous results. I quickly learned that the amount of paint one uses matters quite a bit as mine turned into a very thin layer from my overly-enthusiastic scrapping. I did enjoy craving lines in what I had with the tool in order to add texture and depth to my creation and am happy to have something besides paint brushes to use in future artwork. What is your favorite technique for experimenting with artwork?