Tuesday 22 November 2011

AEDM & NaNoWriMo Day 22

Today's creation for AEDM is second layer on yesterday's canvas (first layer here):
Acrylic paint, jelly-type glaze and hand cut glitter hearts. The jelly-type glaze is like a coloured glossy accents, except really vibrant. I tried getting a good picture of this for you but nowhere is the light good enough to capture it:
Even the uber sparkly hearts are dull in these pics. The jelly stuff is called Gem Gels - does anybody else have them? I brought them last week along with a few other goodies and this is the first time I've used them. Will be interesting to see what else they can be used for. They're not only the drips but also in swirls on her dress, purple laced with blue but again don't look particularly great in the pics.
Hopefully tomorrow I can the final layer done, though I don't have very much time at mo so bless her she's been pretty rushed. I usually don't allow myself to paint on canvas unless I have something 'proper' in mind, as not only are they cumbersome in comparison to one journal that'll hold tons of playful pictures, but they feel like they should be a deliberated creation. But for some reason I didn't care about time restrictions or lack of 'proper' direction with this one, and just did it because I liked the shape of the canvas, and I'm really glad I did. She won't be a great piece because of it but she's made the little time I've had to play these couple of days really enjoyable.

Day 21's final word count for NaNoWriMo was: 2,727
Totalling: 25,105 - Over the 25k mark yay! Half way there with only one quarter of the month left to go, yet somehow I don't care, I made it past 25k!


  1. Nice to see the process of this painting (I really like the hair and the music paper). And congrats on 25K!

  2. Glad you're enjoying this, it has a nice feel to it.
    I think sometimes we get too bogged down with detail, and getting things right, instead of just enjoying the process.

  3. This is really coming on now. No I have not seen Gem Gels before...they do look interesting! Thanks for the tip!

  4. I haven't heard of Gem Gels before. I LOVE how your did her dress with them...very effective. This painting is coming along beautifully! Just go with the flow and have fun...I'm sure it will turn out lovely. :)

    Btw, congratulations on making it past 25k!

    See you tomorrow,
    Serena xo

  5. You've just outdone yourself, me thinks, bravo! xoxo

  6. She is looking wonderful!! I haven't heard of the Gem Gels, but I think they look like a lot of fun to play with. Love the bright colors.

  7. Wow....wow... she is stunning...

  8. I really like that we are seeing this step by step and I want to play with those gels... can't wait to see the final layer xx

  9. You do great work! I wish I was as carefree with my "art".... I like things to be exact lol.... ok, I'm anal, I admit it lol

  10. Very interesting piece. Unusual use of the sheet music.

    I haven't seen or heard of these gels.

    I thoroughly enjoyed many of your you-tube tutorials.




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