Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I got caught up on Week 3 of Traci Bautista's online workshop, "Doodles Unleashed." It's part of the free online classes from Strathmore. This week began with writing text in large letters with markers. Then we made a juicy background painting with acrylics, and added stamps from found objects. My found objects were a plastic lid and a spool, but I decided to stencil with my favorite fern stencil. This piece was looking very tropical. I like the colors and the way it glows!
A bonus activity this week is to fill a sheet of paper with India ink doodles using a paintbrush. I have tried doodling with India ink and a Speedball pen before
but had not used a paintbrush until the first week's doodle lesson. So, I made several sheets with various "theme" doodles.
Like my flowers?
How about stars?
A doodled alphabet?
Doodling is lots of fun. These bold ink paintings will be cut up and used in collages or other mixed media projects.
Next week we will paint a face on the background we prepared.