This week’s challenge involved repeating elements. I’ve always thought that I hate repetition, but really, that’s not true. I hate monotony. I think stationary bikes are cycles from hell. I swear time slows down when you stare at that little red clock — it just mocks you with the vast amount of time you have left until you can hop off and eat a doughnut. ANYWAY, repetition, on the other hand, can be lovely, meaningful, inspiring, enriching. Repeating something allows minute changes to happen. It can give you the opportunity to go back and right wrongs, renew friendships, see things with new eyes, and make wiser choices. So, back to art — I used this week’s challenge to try something new, as well as to repeat images within the art.
I started with a recycled foam tray – I’ve never used one as a printing plate and thought it would be fun. I free-handed a couple flowers (lose interpretation of repeating an image).
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I added some purple matte paint and slapped it down in my journal.
I added more matte paint around the flowers as well as some iridescence to the petals and some gold, which is becoming a repeating element in my art – I just love this Liquitex gold acrylic ink.
My final image has subtle repeating elements of lines and dots in twos and threes. I added depth to the flowers with 3 shades of Prismacolor colored pencils, some Scribe All water soluble black pencil scribbled around the flowers and the circles, and some sumi ink along the flower edges as well. I added touches of white and black sharpie as well.
I hope you enjoyed my process – I had fun working on this week’s challenge! Please feel free to ask any questions/leave comments. See you next week!
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