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03-30-2003, 02:51 PM
This is another scractchboard that I started last night, but with a different approach. it is 9x12,but I started with a white clayboard. I then drew the picture on it and started painting the ink on with different degrees of darkness. It was really messy and sloppy looking right from the beginning, so I thought that I would try to stay a little looser than I usually do. This was definitely outside my usual comfort level,so I thought that I would go ahead and post this for thoughts and ideas.I need to step back from it,don't know how I feel about it so far.
Thanks in advance:)
03-30-2003, 03:11 PM
This looks great and far from messy!
03-30-2003, 07:14 PM
I LOVE it!!!! I too have been thinking of trying something along those lines. Would speed the process up quite a bit. Your elephant does not look messy at all!!!
03-30-2003, 07:38 PM
Thanks Leslie and Bob. It was a lot different outcome than I saw in my mind.I'm glad you like it.:D
03-30-2003, 08:40 PM
Wow, that's "messy?" I think it looks beautiful! Don't think I could ever pull off something like that. :clap: :clap: :clap:
03-30-2003, 09:29 PM
That's "loose" :confused: then what the heck is tight? :D Looks great Heather
03-30-2003, 09:52 PM
Thanks Connie and Wingnut.
I just tried to catch a detail to show you what I mean, but it comes out too blurry when I enlarge it.I will try again.
If this comes out clear enough to see,then you will see how scratchy and washy it looks. While I was in the middle of doing it I kind of felt like I was behind the wheel of a skidding car! I had less control than I was expecting.I kind of like the effect now that it is over,so I will probably try it again sometime.Now I know what to expect.
Bob, I think it did take a lot of time off of the total.I would definitely love to see what you can achieve from this technique.
03-30-2003, 10:39 PM
I like it..I really really like it!!
03-31-2003, 02:02 AM
That's wonderful, Heather!! It doesn't look at all 'messy' to me, even in the closeup.
I have some of that board, but have been chicken to try it. I know I should get out of my comfort zone, too.
Way to go for trying it and achieving a wonderful result!
03-31-2003, 11:26 PM
Thank you Dana and Lorna!
04-01-2003, 09:57 AM
WOW!!! I think it's awesome!:eek: :clap: :clap:
04-01-2003, 10:00 AM
This is excellent! sometimes you just hafta make a mess in order to make somthing really great!
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