For the last day of art camp, we created three different “plates” on transfer paper. Each plate used a different medium, and they were eyeballed roughly to line up together, but imperfection was expected and desired—my kind of project!
The plates (watercolor, pastels, and ballpoint pen):
I did not, by the way, start out intending to paint a pig. It’s just what emerged from the blobs of watercolor on the paper. That idea, of waiting to see what the painting will be, used to be hard for me to grasp, but now I really enjoy it. (And I find it is pretty much always successful.)
The finished painting after all three plates were transferred onto watercolor paper:
My line work got way off from the painting, and I actually really like it that way.
This was my favorite project of the week, and since I have plenty of transfer paper left, I think I might try a few more of these. This week, however, I’ve been taking the Cereal Box Paper Dolls class, also with Carla Sonheim, and I’ll have photos to show you of that next week. Have a good weekend!