For Paint Party Friday I will show you my work so far for Ayala Art´s 29 faces in September. You can find what I did for May´s edition here.
Have you gathered your magnets this week? Ready to make something with them?
I have been following Denise from the blog Denthe for a while. She is a wonderful artist who works in different mediums and makes beautiful and practical pieces like canvas paintings, decorated boxes and mosaic mirrors. She is participating in Ayala´s 29 faces too with fantastic one liners. You HAVE to go and see them! Plus she adds the coolest quotes.
She used magnetic backed canvas, which I didn´t know existed and here´s what she has to say about her process:
These are some magnets I made. I found canvas with magnetic backing and immediately my mind went into overdrive about all the things I could do with that. So I ordered a few sheets, divided the sheet in 9 rectangles and started painting.
But I didn´t listen to my inner voice when I started. The voice that said: "shouldn´t you first put some gesso on there and sand it down, because the canvas structure is really prominent?" No, I´m an impatient person and wanted to start right away. It was hard to paint that small on the rough canvas, but the trouble really started when I wanted to write quotes on there. It looked like it was written by a geriatric 90-year-old. So I put some transparent gesso on there and sanded it down. And removed some paint in the process. So I had to start over in some spots. Grrr! Since I usually mix my colours, it was hard to get the exact same tint, which meant I also had to repaint the spots that were still good :-(.
Lesson learned: ALWAYS listen to your inner voice!
These are the magnets cut up in rectangles (the size of an ATC)
Thank you for letting me use your pictures Denise. It is a pleasure to have you as a guest here today. :)
Remember to come next Monday for your next decluttering task!.