Yes, that’s exactly what I did. All of the above, though not to each and every one of these. Yay. With today’s effort I have caught up. I played with my color palette again since I had so much fun the last time. I used different colors and achieved some different effects. I have named and explained each of these miniature collages below…
Raging Waterfall: For this one I dragged and smeared the paint from my palette across my working surface. Then I added a bit more color to the palette and dragged and smeared a bit more. To me it looks like a raging waterfall in stormy, dreary weather. Of course, that could be due to the stormy, dreary weather we are having!
Flower Garden: This looks like a flower garden o me with some particularly bright flowers as the focus. I started out by taking bits of paint, with my palette knife, and drawing and swirling them around until I liked the design. Then I pressed that design onto my card. The piece of wax paper I was using already had some dried paint on it that was deposited along with the new, wet paint. I repeated that process but I wasn’t getting paint to the corners. So I used my palette knife to apply some paint directly to the card and then pressed it with the wax paper and some tracing paper.
Cosmos: This one reminds my of the stars in the night sky. In fact, I can see a somewhat circular shape in the upper middle that brings to mind the Milky Way. I continued to press the piece of wax paper I used for the previous card onto this card. As it was dying it was harder to get the paint cover well. I remedied that two ways. I added a bit more paint in a thin layer to start. Then when I pressed the paper down I used my nails to rub and sort of scratch at the reverse side of the wax paper to get as much to adhere as possible. That’s how I got the blue in the lower left, the yellow and the colors in the upper right.
Abstract Model: Okay, after looking at this for some time I saw the head and neck of a model. I know, I know, you aren’t likely to see it. But, what can I say, that’s what I see. I was going to try to describe how I see it, but it’s too hard. Again I added more paint to a piece of wax paper and dragged as well as rubbed and pressed it onto the surface of my card. I did a bit of “scraping” on the reverse side which formed some interesting lines. I’d love to hear what other people see!