This was done for a contest with Couleurs de Bretagne. I did not have time to finish it there as I would have liked but now I think it is done. At the contest I entitled it “Sans rompre le fil” because there is an unbroken thread running throughout, well, there is a start and an end… 🙂 This is collage on recuperated cardboard to which I applied a coat of gesso in preparation.
My interest in mixed media led me to take a workshop in scrapbooking. It was prepared by Manuéla – https://hazartblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/en-mars-a-latelier-2/
I knew I did not want to use photos so I cut some watercolour paper to the prescribed sizes. We didn’t get that far. This is what I brought home:
These were made with stamps:
The main lesson point for the evening was the use of watercolour. We used waterproof black ink for the stamps and then painted them with watercolours. The mandala was made with two embossing products, white on white, and then painted.
These are the materials I had left:
Plenty for making some cards which were also included in the lesson plan.
After thinking over the colours and motifs, I decided ink drawings of mushrooms would go well.
…and also some black paper. One of the reference photos is my own and the other two were taken by a good friend who went out into her garden especially for this project. ❤
The finished piece:
I bought a new painting knife so I had to try it out. Not quite off the easel.