Week 2 – July 10DCAC

Hope you caught our Instagram Live for this week’s prompts. (Have I mentioned that the whole video live thing makes me incredibly nervous?) It does. Thank goodness Lynne is so calm and relaxed! I’m hoping it will get easier!

Two prompts for this week! Don’t forget to check Lynne’s blog post too. Create something for yourself and then share! Use #10DCAC on IG so we can find it!

Prompts are:

1. Summer Bounty

2. Rainbows

I talked about a technique that I use sometime for creating cool backgrounds and I thought I’d share a step-by-step in case you were interested. I learned this years ago from Gail Russakov, an artist I was fortunate enough to take a few workshops with. It is an easy way to use some papers and magazines with yummy colors that you love and create something new. I used Golden Fluid Acrylics to blend them together.

Supplies Needed:

And Masking Tape!!
I used Golden Fluid Acrylics – Hansa Yellow Medium, Transparent Pyrrole Orange and Red Oxide. This is the first layer. You can add as many layers as you lik. The samples below show deeper colors.
I used Canson Mixed Media Paper (card stock will work as well.) Thinner paper tends to tear easily and not hold up to the wet media.
I find the little bottle with tip can add great details. You can just use Elmer’s glue.
PVA glue is great too!
These papers are great to use in other projects. I’m seeing so many possibilities!
Rainbow Collage with Magazine Paper and Paint

Hope you try this out. I think it is a fun easy way to re-use paper from magazine, old maps, even scrapbook paper. Share what you create!

Product links included in this post are affiliate links. That means that if you purchase from the link, you’re helping this artist continue to create. There’s no extra cost added to you. Thanks!

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