Monday, January 8, 2018
Creative Jumpstart, Jan. 8
When I saw today's video for Creative Jumpstart by Diane Trout: Spice of Life, I thought I might just skip this one… not because I didn't like her work and the project (I do!), but that demon self criticism jumped in and said "Way too hard - you can't do that!" I don't have the ground she prepped the paper with, and I have little or no experience with watercolors and realistic drawing. Well, I have moulding paste I wanted to try, so I gave that a go and followed her video though in my own way. The moulding paste bubbled and peeled a bit when it got wet, and I obviously didn't cover the whole page with it… but in the end, (after adding some graphite shading/accent), I'm not displeased with the result. Tomorrow I might add lettering to the spice jars or I might just leave it as is. I wouldn't hang it on the wall, but it's great for my journal - it represents a couple of firsts for me.!