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It was my first page where I tried drips... and it was a mess. The paint wouldn't drip and I was not happy with the page. I left it for weeks. When I would look through my book...I liked it less each time.
Today I painted over the whole thing with gesso and then watered down some craft paint and tried drips again. I had better success this time. I used a dropper this time and that helped a lot also. The trees were drawn with the dropper. I'm beginning to see that I think less and work more on instinct when I use unusual objects to paint with. I seem to have much better luck with them than I do with a pencil.
This book is about things that fly and the bird I planned to use wasn't large enough so Mr. Hoot Owl took his place. This is a sizzix die and I worked at not making him look so cute. It's a cute die but the page needed a little more serious. I cut him out a magazine page and painted him with Vintage Photo distressed ink using the pad itself.
The quote came to mind because I have a friend who loves the night. He would live and be awake only in the night if the world would let him. He comes alive in the night. This one is for him.Artist Play Room