Month: July 2008
Yes, I am still alive. I’ve just been on a bit of a blog/drawing/posting vacation. I’m back to post a GPP Crusade, late as usual. The Crusades are just such fun that I can’t resist playing and it is hard to stop and simply post. This Crusade was wax resist. We did crayon rubbings when I was a kid but adding the paint for a resist is just too cool. The directions are to use thin paper and do a rubbing with a crayon, then cover the image with watery acrylic paint and wipe off. I’m not much for acrylic paints, but I do have tons of watercolor so that is what I used in my resists. I used sumi practice paper because it was thin and had a slight texture to it that I liked.
My first experiment was yellow crayon rubbed over a Celtic cross lawn ornament. Kinda looks glow in the dark, eeeeesshhhh!!
Next up was a rubbing of the wire cover to our gerbil’s home. I like the result, but I don’t have a clue what I’m going to do with it. Pardon the bad scan, it is a tad too large for the scanner bed and I couldn’t get it to lay right…
The Crusade techniques stand out from my usual drawing style in my journal and throw people when they flip through it. I decided to make one spread explaining what they were looking at this time. I printed the crusade button on tracing paper and collaged it in.
Its hard to tell, but this is a rose carving from the headboad of the bedroom set that my DH and I had when we first got married. I’m a sentimental packrat, so now it lives in my DD’s room and we’ll probably never get rid of it.
This is from the carving on my Majacraft Rose spinning wheel. There wasn’t enough contrast between the white crayon and tan watercolor to see the rose, so I floated in some red and green watercolor.
I plan to use these rubbings of baskets as future backgrounds for journaling.
As always, the Crusade was a fun learning experience!!Read More