|It's Me Again|
I needed a small self portrait as an exchange with another artist, so I covered over a piece of paper for the third time and started in. I don't remember what was on the first layer, but the second was a collage that didn't go well so I used a soft brayer and covered the colored papers with gesso and then, while the gesso was wet, laid a piece of lace on top and pressed more gesso over the piece. I like how the pattern is dimensional but not a true lace pattern. I hope I can reproduce this texture again. it seems that every little element contributes to the final texture...ie, how dry or wet the brayer is, the consistency of the gesso, the surface of the substrate etc, etc. I covered a clean sheet of watercolor paper in this process, hoping to get the same texture. Tomorrow I will see if I achieved my goal.