Layers and layers and layers. Fabriano hot pressed paper. Collage, paper bag, sewing pattern paper, patterned paper. You almost don’t see any of that. But you do see the resulting texture.
Texture also comes from the layers of gel medium. After the collage, I painted a layer of parchment white acrylic. As you know, acrylic and watercolor don’t usually mix well. So as I added a layer of watercolor, after it dried I also added a layer of medium. I am guessing close to 20 layers here. Too much? Haha.
I forgot to add the light. I was wondering why it felt so dark. DUH. I didn’t splatter! HA! I added digital splatter. Then I played with the color. Yellow sunlight? Turquoise sky? Light neon green? Ahh, pink it is. Why does that just feel right? I pushed myself to go sparingly with the splatter. I have to admit, I see a few “black holes”. Empty areas.
STEP AWAY FROM THE PAINTING! Haha!