Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blogging A to Z: L is for Layers

April is here!! It's time for daily blogging, lots of visitors and meeting new friends.  In other words, time for the Blogging A to Z challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of minions.  Thousands of other bloggers from all over the world participate in this blog hop each year, and anyone may join in as long as they blog each day during the month of April, (except Sundays) the blog posts correspond to the appropriate letter for that day, and they sign up on the link list. Simple!

One thing I love about mixed media is the use of layers.  It's not about just drawing a picture or slapping down some paint.  It's about adding ephemera, stamped designs, paint, ink, and anything else that comes to mind or fingertip!  Layers can add texture or other dimension that you just can't get without them.

In one piece I might start out with some crumpled tissue paper glued down to a paper.  By the time the piece is finished you might not see any of the original paper, but because of its presence there is a rich texture that resonates throughout the piece.

Here is an example of texture made with layers.  This has modeling paste, paint, ink, watercolor, wire and tape. Of course not all the layers need to add texture.  Below is an example of layers of tape...

Layering is a great way to create, whether it is with different colors of paint, or a variety of media.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me today!  I hope you'll leave a comment to let me know you were here!


Patricia Lynne said...

Both those pieces are beautiful.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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Birgit said...

Love both-the layers and the glitter on the first one and the 2nd is amazing with the simplicity of its look but anything but

WM Anderson said...

The tape is so cool.. you can do so many great things with it.