First I made myself a lovely and refreshing drink to keep me going:
This little drink is made up of cranberry juice and club soda with a squeeze of lime! I am obsessed with club soda right now. It makes everything fizzy:) Also it is KEY to have a fun straw..straws make everything better:)
In my studio I decided to work on some collages.
I am using found papers from magazines, old envelopes, and basically anything pretty that catches my eye:)
Here is the matte medium I use to glue down my papers. I use a paint brush to apply the medium to the back of my papers and also apply this on top of the papers to give a nice hold. I also use the back of my paintbrush to burnish the top of the papers so they stick down. Matte medium dries clear so it is a wonderful material to use for collage:)
After I have my collage pieces down, I use acrylic paint to paint over parts of my collage. Here are some finished painted collages:
Once I have my painted collages, I begin to paint my subject matter on a separate piece of paper with acrylics or watercolors.
For this piece I chose to paint a coffee mug and saucer.
I also LOVE to use Golden fluid acrylics. They are amazing for fine detail!
When my coffee cup was dry, I used an x-acto blade to cut it out and then I glued it to one of my finished collages with matte medium:
I also added some writing to my little painting with white fluid acrylic paint:
So that is what I did today:)