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.
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.
As always, the Crusade was a fun learning experience!!