Monday 30 October 2017

Triangulation with Selena Stevens

This is my take on this months Colour Blast challenge - creating a triangular inspired background.

I struggled to come up with an idea for this challenge.  This led to researching for  some ideas which led to Zhanna Kondratenko’s painting “The Golden Triangle” for inspiration, which you can see above.

To see the time lapse video click here. Or watch it below.

So, lets begin …

Triangular shapes were placed on the art journal page with washi tape.  Black Heavy Gesso was painted onto the page, over the washi tape, in random places.

Colour Shimmer Dust (Lollipop, Navy & Cobalt) was sprinkled along the washi tape line.   Water was spritzed onto the Colour Shimmer Dust and drips were encouraged to run up and down the page.

Colour Shimmer Dust (Lollipop) was added to Crackle Paste and mixed together.  Using a palette knife, this mixture was then used through a triangular stencil and left to dry.  Once dry, fine cracks were seen on the surface.

Colour Shimmer Dust (Lollipop & Navy) was added to White Heavy Gesso and mixed together.  These colours were painted on with a paintbrush along the line formed by the washi tape.

The Colour Shimmer Dust that had been used previously was sprinkled onto some of the wet areas and sprayed with water again and the colours bled into the wet White Heavy Gesso mixed with Colour Shimmer Dust.

Colour Shimmer Dust (Navy & Peacock) was added to gel medium.  This mixture was scraped through the triangular stencil in random places with a palette knife.  This became slightly transparent as it dried.

This page was finished by tracing the white triangles left by the washi tape with a permanent black pen and small clusters of triangles were drawn with a white paint pen.

I hope you enjoyed this and experiment with the versatility of Colour shimmer Dust.

Until next time,


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