For this piece, I used Liquitex Acrylic Paint on a 12 x 12 canvas for the background. Then I put a stencil on the canvas once the paint was dry, and used Gold Liquitex spray paint. After that dried, I used a tiny paintbrush and red Liquitex Ink to “color in” the Mandala. I had so much fun making it that I think I will do a series in several different color schemes.
That bittersweet, last day of summer before school starts up again, should be a special day filled with happiness and joy for each student returning to school. No more staying up all night giggling with your friends, having sleepovers, an occasional Netflix binge, playing video games or being online for countless hours at a time. All that disappears in the blink of an eye. Summer’s fly by and next thing we know academics take a priority again… I had my own special way of saying farewell to the summer and wrote about it last night and this morning in two consecutive art journal entries. As usual, my art journal pages are consisted of layers of mixed media and I feel good expressing myself while doing them, verbally in what I write and artistically with the colors, designs, stencils and materials I choose to use.
Here is a list of materials I used to make these entries:
- Dylusions Large Art Journal
- Faber Castell Pens
- Micron Pens
- Gellyroll Pens
- Liquitex Acrylic Paint Markers
- Block Stamps
- Cling Stamps
- Watercolor Paint
Liquitex is my favorite brand when it comes to acrylic painting. I especially love their heavy body line of paint and their modeling paste and heavy gel. I painted an underlayer of pink and let it dry over night. Then I spread modeling paste across the entire 20 x 20 canvas and “carved” in it using a fork. After it fully dried a couple of days later, then I painted on top of the modeling paste. I had so much fun creating this piece! #painting #liquitex #heavy gloss gel #pallate knives #acrylicpainting #abstracts#abstract art #layers #textureart #canvas #artwork #artdirection#artlovers #fineart I have a few more paintings in process using the same technique. I’ll be posting them soon. #floridart #gel #artlovers
“Fork It” is an abstract acrylic on 20 x 20 canvas. I used Liquitex paint, heavy gel, and varnish. I had a blast creating this I laid a thick layer of red paint mixed with Liquitex heave gel and used a small kitchen fork to create the “trails” after it dried for a couple days it was ready to add different colors over the red to create contrast and visual complexity. I sold this one for $450 at an art show and still miss it.