Today's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a simple mixed media technique called Texture Pressing... I have to say, after a few weeks 'off', I needed this little sweet kick back to creating. The technique is so fun and easy!
This is my finished card - the focal image is one I just got from Unity Stamps (one of my stocking stuffers, which I stuffed myself!). I used Peerless watercolor sheets for the coloring, with a tiny bit of pencil for the deepest shadows and hair.
I remembered to take a picture of the background before I assembled the card - this was a background that I had in my "finish" stash, made with a variety of watercolor powders. I spread some modeling paste thinly across the corner, inked up a flourish stamp with gold Delicata ink, and stamped into the paste.
As Kyra says in her video, it's a beautiful way to add texture without adding bulk. I love the sparkle of the gold ink, too!
If you're needing a creative kick in the pants, I hope you'll try this simple technique. I love the way it brightened up my background.
I decided today that through the next year, I wanted to have a set of weekly goals - make art (and by that, I mean paint something to sell), share art, finish art (make a card from my stash of backgrounds and prestamped images), and teach art (via a review here, a tutorial or video, or work on an online class). I'm going to make a stamp for my planner so I'm sure to check off all the boxes each week.
Do you set creative goals? I'd love to hear about them.
Happy Wednesday! xo