Talking About Texture

 

 

Detail of texture sheets.

Detail of texture sheets.

 

Dotty asked about the texture sheets I used in yesterday’s painting. Thought I would share them with you today. They are foam sheets I found on clearance at Michaels. I think they still carry them, but in a kit of some kind. In the kids crafts aisle.

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

The sheets I have are 6 x 8 inches, patterned on one side only.  I have used them before. Remember this?

I have a second set. If anyone is interested, well 4 anyones. I will share them. I will cut the sheet in fourths, and send you a complete set. Sorry, only for those in the U.S. due to shipping costs. You can give me your address in a comment here on the blog, I will delete the address before I post your comment.

I did a search, but could not find them anywhere else. But I did find this link for Magic Stamps. I have some of these as well. I have not used them yet. Here is a video that shows how they work. Her volume is low, so you may need to turn yours up. She  also shows moldable foam sheets. I found Amazon carries them, as well as moldable foam stamps in geometric pieces.

 

Foam texture sheets.

Foam texture sheets.

First four to comment will receive the sheets. I will let you know on Monday, and send them out by the end of the week. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck everyone!

OOPS! Almost forgot. Below you will see links to the Liberate Your Art swap posts. Take a look at the awesome envelopes that Kat has received so far!

 

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The Latest Mail Art

 

Art is Arriving!

Layers

 

Bright Vase re-do. 5 x 5 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Bright Vase re-do. 5 x 5 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

This was built a layer at a time. I used stencils, pattern sheets, and thought more about how I applied the paint. I spent a good chunk of time, enjoyed the process and I am happy with the result.

I have been so inspired by texture, and the many ways artists have found to create it. This might look very much like other paintings I have done. I might be fooling myself. But it feels different to me.

I really love the table. I forced myself to scrub into and remove some of the indigo. Sacrilege to this indigo lover. The lavender spots on top were not visible until they dried. I thought, “O.K., that was a fail, but no one will see it.” They appeared a minute later like magic.

The original painting is below. I didn’t notice until I saw it on the monitor, my arrangement was top-heavy. So I Photoshopped some of that weight off. (Yeah, you’re right, I made that side to straight up and down.)

Bright Vase. 5 x 5 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Bright Vase. 5 x 5 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

 

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Liberate Your Art 2017

 

LYA 2017 envelope. watercolor. SMD

LYA 2017 envelope. watercolor. SMD

It’s LYA time again. I always look forward to Kat Sloma’s postcard exchange. This will be the seventh year I have taken part. You can find out more and see the cards I sent out in earlier swaps by clicking on the link in the sidebar. There are also links to Kat’s showcase videos if you need a jolt of artistic inspiration.

This year I took a regular manilla envelope added a layer of gesso, and then watercolor. A quick bit of fun. The envelope is sort of a gift for Kat. For all the hard work she puts in to the event. She posts some of them on her blog, so we can all see the fabulous artwork. I don’t remember who started it, but now it is  a swap tradition. Postcards are ordered and on the way.  Can’t wait to see them!

 

 

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A Little Something

 

Birth day balloons. 5 x 5 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Birth day balloons. 5 x 5 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

A gift for the new parents, and new arrival. A “birth” day gift.  We are still waiting for Little Mr., but all is well. Doctors have moved up the date. Mama is tiny, and baby is 9 pounds already, so he will likely arrive via cesarean. Did you know that nearly one in three women in America deliver via cesarean? Neither did I.

Happy day y’all!

 

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