At the end of the year I treated myself to Laura Kemshalls Sketchbook Challenge. At times we all need a bit of a push to get going and this is going to be a great way to start the New Year. Yesterday I had a couple of hours to myself and I took the opportunity to start the course. I didn’t have time to get my art equipment out so I looked through papers I had already painted, printed, scrunched and stitched for the first pages of my sketchbook. This is a selection of those chosen.
I have chosen this to be the first page in my book as it is very vibrant. It is an acrylic wash on card, over printed with spirals and overprinted again with Liquitex iridescent green. This shows how old this painted paper is, as it is now Liquitex iridescent medium which you can add to acrylic paint of your choice.
Next is scrunched tissue paper glued to thick paper with PVA glue. Ink wash and Markal paint stick stencil.
Below – crumpled brown paper with an acrylic wash. Highlighted with gold acrylic.
Finally a long page for the sketchbook. Black wax crayon mark making with acrylic wash.
Already the sketchbook is starting to take shape and I am excited to see where this challenge takes me over the next few months. I will stitch these pages in place and look forward to the next video in the series.
Have you started a new project this year?