Thursday, January 14, 2010

Art Wall & How to Make Texture with Salt and Watercolor

My art wall! Click on this link to the photo on Flickr, which has notes as to who made which piece.

The first page of my sketchbook. The more you paint and draw and paste into a book, the fatter it becomes...

texture:
1. layer of gesso (let dry)
2. layer of watery watercolor
3. sprinkle sea salt (while watercolor is still wet)
4. texture happens as it dries and the salt absorbs the water

I just got this lovely book by/about arist Camilla Engman, and I am currently lost inside of it and full of inspiration...

2 comments:

  1. hiya im a new follower :)

    lovin your posts

    This might seem like a silly question but why do you use gesso?
    what does it do? xxx

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