….in lesson three after making stamps from a kneadable eraser
After playing with my homemade stamp I proceeded to create a bunch of small paintings using all the techniques taught by Carla Sonheim in Crazy Flowers 2, up to this point; watercolour scraping, abstract flowers using a Pilot Pen, mark making with unusual tools and stamps made from a kneadable eraser.
The lesson only wanted three paintings but I got a little carried away and did five. The first on is a bit busy but I quite like the rest.
….another interesting technique from Carla Sonheim’s ‘Crazy Flowers 2’ lessons
Instead of buying expensive stamps you can make stamps from kneadable erasers. Simply knead the eraser into a tube or cone shape and flatten one end till it’s about the size of a quarter. Then press the flat surface into something with texture or add marks with a pointy tool or the edge of a knife.
Pick up some ink from a stamp pad and try it on a scrap piece of paper first. You can play around with ghost printing and overlapping colours. Here is my sample sheet of flowers made using this technique.
The next assignment is to use all the techniques taught so far and create three small painting of abstract flowers.
Using watercolour I added colour to a doodle that I had made last week. This time I looked for shapes and found a bird and a whimsical bee. With other shapes I created some abstract flowers. Here is the doodle before paint.
Here is the finished piece with watercolour and some extra Micron pen detail.
I took another doodle and added colour but this time I used watercolour and I made random circles and ovals all over the page. When it dried I added line detail with my Micron pen and I created a page of abstract flowers.
I made the doodle last week and I thought I had taken a photo of it before I started painting it at the cottage but apparently I hadn’t. I think you get the idea.