Happy New Year everybody!
We spent our New Year's Eve with friends. It's a tradition. Every year we take turns hosting the event. It is very intimate. Just us and another couple and all of our girls. This year we had them over for a roast and great conversation. We never seem to make it to midnight (central time), but we always watch the ball drop in New York.
The past few days I have been concentrating on making backgrounds. I rifled through the recycling bin and have been using all kinds of substrates. I cut up an old cereal box, used the cardboard piece from the back of a note pad, and pretty much anything that could hold gesso and paint. I wanted to focus on layers and I had a lot of fun using different things for texture. (bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard pieces, a piece of plastic canvas)
I also got some of Tim Holtz's color wash colors. I love spraying them on the paper and then spraying them again with some water. Then I hold the paper up and watch the colors swirl and drip down the page. I just keep turning the page until the drippiness stops.
Here are a few of the backgrounds I have made.
I'm really excited to start adding more elements to the pages. I'll repost when they are finished.