It is a gorgeous spring day here in New England. We are having unseasonably warm temperatures and everyone is enjoying this gift. I thought I would look back and see if I had created any “spring-like” postcards in the past that I could repost today. I found this one called Spring Jewel. I have put the original description of how I created it below. It includes glass bead medium, which caught the light when I took the photograph , and added a nice effect. Enjoy and happy spring!
The colors of spring continue to influence my art this week. I started this piece by pressing some green paint and gloss medium between some wax paper and then pressing it onto my card. To this I added glass bead medium. Once that had dried I went around the edges in black watercolor and added a red-orange accent to the middle. I left the piece for a few hours and came back to complete it. It needed more so I added yellow to the black around the edges trying to remove more of the remaining white. That improved it, but as usual I still wasn’t satisfied. The finishing touch was returning to the magenta that I used yesterday. I took a nice and watery full brush of color and applied it to the center area. It bled and ran just a bit and to me looked wonderful. I added some more accents around the edges and declared it done.