Today marks day 5 of Traci Bautista's Printmaking challenge! The creative prompt is: "Flower".
I'll show you how I incorporated a flower into my printmaking.
I took a piece of lightweight paper and rolled out some white, Pthalo blue, and light blue paint with a soft rubber brayer. Next, I laid down a palm leaf on top of the paper and spray painted with Krylon Yellow (Sunshine Burst).
I had a few rough cut-outs of three ovals and just laid them down, too. I gave these oval shapes some life by transforming them into the petals of an iris. (Loosely drawn; I wasn't trying to be too representational, here!)
Take a look!
|Iris & Palm Leaf---Mixed-media: acrylic, spray paint, water-soluble pencil, graphite, spray glitter, oil pastel and embroidery floss on paper.|
|I used white oil pastel to heighten the rough texture that was created with the acrylic and spray paint. (Those little speckles are glitter!)|
|I added embroidery floss to frame the iris and, also, to make the yellow more vibrant. (Adding complementary colors will do that!) Plus, yellow is one of my favorite colors...|