Well, there was no post for Build A Rainbow yesterday. I am sick, having picked up some bug or another, and didn’t feel up to anything. Today is not much better but I created a couple of simple pieces to offer to my rainbow compatriots. I have a brown offering for yesterday as well as a collage of previous miniatures that are rather grey. I have finished with today’s color – A Rainbow! Simple, graphic and bright. Perhaps it’s the pick-me-up I need!
Today’s Build A Rainbow color is lavender or periwinkle. Those aren’t colors that I would normally use, so I went on a scavenger hunt for some markers that would qualify. As you can see – I tried a number of different ones. Though I would say that the caps ALL looked lavender to me, the colors were all very different. I added some yellowy gold to spice things up a bit and put a very light coating of Crayola crayon in periwinkle blue for the background. This piece feels very joyous to me and why not – it’s Saturday!
Today was a busy day. Hence, this post is later than usual. The color for the day in Build A Rainbow was Lemon Yellow. I had a scan of a yellow, foreign costume from an old book. It wasn’t lemon yellow but I used it as the base for today’s contribution. Over that I layered yellow tissue paper. That was more lemony but the color underneath shaded it a bit. I added a few yellow dots along the edges for good measure and finished with the diagonal number. I had cut that number of out Parade magazine. I can’t tell you what I liked about it but it resonated with me. The yellow and black looked good so I glued it down and decided it was done. I can’t wait to go explore the other color contributions for today!
I am back to building rainbows with my friends from Daisy Yellow. The color for today was Pale pink or salmon. I chose pink – even though I’m not much of a pink person. I mixed some pink paint and I loved that it looked and had the texture of frosting. I decided to go bigger than my tags this week and move up to a postcard size piece of work. I upcycle old unused exhibit cards into miniature pieces of art. So I grabbed one and spread the paint/frosting on with a palette knife, icing my postcard. My first swipe left some of the art from the postcard showing through and I liked that effect. Once it had dried I was wondering what to do next. I considered leaving it as is, but then decided to add some words. Sort of an amateur Haiga. Writing on the paint with my sharpie was not as easy as I had hoped so my execution wasn’t so great. Oh well, what are you going to do?! I also posted some pale pink 5’x5″ valentines I made last year.
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I participated in Build A Rainbow during the past week. I thought I would post the full set of my miniature contributions. I hope we build another one!
Ah, the last day of Build A Rainbow. The color for today is black and white. I happen to love graphic black and white designs. The center of this is a checkerboard where the “checkers” have varied shapes which is also something I like a great deal. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s black and white designs. Happy Monday!
I was away for a day but I am back building my rainbow today. The color for yesterday was green or aqua. I chose multiple shades of green. Today’s color was blue or purple so I chose to use both. With only one more day to go I am starting to think about how I will combine these small colorful pieces into a unique whole. I haven’t figured it out yet because I want to do something besides just placing them flat in some sort of design. I’ll have to give it some more thought. Enjoy!