WOYWW 213 – playtime!

Hello you WOYWWers!  I am determined not to whine about all my stupid technology issues AGAIN.  Because I can’t be online as much as I would like I have been forced to play.  Poor me!  {grin}

It’s a funny thing. I dragged out a bunch o’ stuff and started thinking of techniques I have seen but not tried.  Then I started thinking What if…?

The desk is a bit of a mess today as a result.


The things I was playing with: Pan Pastels, Distress Stains, Acrylic Medium on the Gelli Plate, drawing ink and a scrap of contact paper.

I use the Acrylic Medium over the Gelli plate instead of paint and smudged on the Pan Pastels. I laid a stencil over the sticky side of the contact paper and smudged on the pastels, then stuck that to a scrap of cardstock. I did the Acrylic medium then splodged on Distress Stain. And finally the fish – that actually has something interesting going on but I want to play with it a bit more before I explain it.  I’d like to try a few more things so when I report on it I can say with more certainty what to do to get the effect.

The only one that I think was actually a bit silly and useless was the Pan Pastels on the sticky side of contact paper.  Don’t get me wrong, it WORKED fine, and both seals the pastels under the film (not smudging) and makes them look shiny/glossy.  I just can’t think of a reason to use it on a project. What does it buy you?  It’s more of a curiosity.  Maybe at some point the fact it works will make me think Oh, that would be perfect for….. but now, it’s just a weird thing I did.

Anyway, that’s me done.  With luck the internet connection will be back to full strength this morning (and the power won’t blow) and tomorrow, when I already KNOW we will be without power for the entire day, I’ll get a chance to refine the one technique that I think is actually kinda cool and report back on it.  Oh and busy weekend – crop on Saturday and Newbury Artistamps on Sunday.  See you there?  I’d say I’ll be wearing my WOYWW badge but I have NO IDEA where it is!

Happy Wednesday! Oh and my new theme lets me set a featured image that will only appear on this post – I was playing with that too and created the special WOYWW header.  The image is an ATC from WAY back, and the quote is altered from the original (from A Confederacy of Dunces) for WOYWW It should say Actually I find the atmosphere of this room rather comforting. I wanted to use the one that says Canned food is a perversion, I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul but to make it actually work for WOYWW I would have had to digitally edit the text just way too much.  Maybe another week….