I returned to wax paper for my inspiration today. I crumpled a piece and glued it lightly over the postcard so as not to flatten the nice texture. I took india ink on a paper towel and rubbed it over the surface creating nice lines. I tried adding a bit of blue ink but wasn’t thrilled with it so I went over that with some rice paper to soften it. To add some color I used some red and yellow crayon over the surface but it still needed “something”. That something was the peelings of matte medium from my table. Some sheer color and texture were just what it needed. I feel that the end result is very rich looking. There is a bit of shine in the picture because the matte medium is still damp. But I like it and think I will add some gloss medium to those areas to keep that effect.
14th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 9 – 11, 2010. Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11am – 5 pm. Come view my postcards and other artwork in person while experiencing our 100 year old building. I look forward to seeing you there. For details visit www.fountainstreetstudios.com/openartist.html .