Friday, October 24, 2008

A Few Skinnies - 3 by 5



Two new skinnies. The backgrounds are watercolor paper that I put a thin wash of watercolor on then covered with Saran Wrap all crinkled up and let dry. I really didn't like the way they turned out, all pale. The purple was a mistake that was impossible to cover with watercolors. I just set that sheet aside and went on to some others.

Today I came back to the sheet of watercolor paper and just tore it in half. It had possibilities once it was not so large. I decided to make some skinnies and some moo's. I stamped the backgrounds with dye ink and just let everything flow from there. Sometimes mistakes can be salvaged. There is always the other side of the paper.

10 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your skinnies are awesome, Elizabeth! Beautifully created.

Jodi said...

Elizabeth -- you are so right about mistakes working out -- I LOVE the backgrounds you created, and of course your images, layout -- oh it all just comes together wonderfully! Beautiful work!

Sandie R said...

These are wonderful skinnies and the moos you made with the same paper are terrific. I like the backgrounds including the one with purple.

Glo said...

Those backgrounds are perfect, interesting in and of themselves yet not distracting from your focal point! No one would ever know they were not what you originally intended. Great work.
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Barb said...

Oh Elizabeth, these are wonderful.
Like how you placed the red butterfly :)
Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Oh yes, you would not believe what I've done with some mistakes. I learned a long time ago -- never throw anything away. You can always paint over it or decorate it or.....
They look great!

Linda said...

Elizabeth - thankfully I have just discovered your blog through the Soul Journal forum. I absolutely love your artwork, free images, recipes, ideas and so on....
I hope you don't mind if I link you to my blog.
These skinnies are fabulous - as are the moos on the previous post.
Best wishes
Linda

Debbi Baker said...

Lovely pages Elizabeth! And that gorgeous photo of all the cosmos - how wonderful!!

trisha too said...

These are lovely!
:)

nonizamboni said...

Lovely--and thanks for the tips and other things you offer like yummo recipes and graphics!
Beautiful place to visit.