Sunday, May 30, 2010

More backgrounds--my favorite thing to do!





Calligraphy written with black gouache and Speedball nib.


These are actually two sheets of Bristol board spray painted and torn in half. As a whole they didn't work but torn in half it takes on a new life with possible places to write and add embellishments. Some always work out better than others but it is an exercise in problem solving and layout. Anytime I have something I have painted or spray painted and it's not quite right then it goes into problem solving mode. Usually I can save it with copic spray or stamps and writing---but....sometimes not. It's all fun though.

21 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Martha terrific backgrounds. Hugs

Catherine said...

Your creations are fantastic! You are one very talented lady ~ lovely!

Janie Husband said...

you have produced 2 more backgrounds with beautiful colors.....i love all of your spray painting....i must purchase the sprayer for my copics then maybe i would use the more.... ;)

Tess said...

It looks like fun and they are all beautiful.....

Becca said...

Great backgrounds! Love the colors.

Buffy said...

Gorgeous backgrounds Martha,I love to do backgrounds too. I love to get messy with paint.

Sonja said...

Love your bacgrounds full of colors. You always find a good place for your writings.
What a great choice of stencils you're using.

PaperPumpkin said...

I love these backgrounds, Martha. I want to play with them, too! Your colors and stencils are so much fun for the eyes...oooh.

Pamela Holderman said...

You are very inspiring - love the verses. I have a logistical question? If you spray paint your stencils do you wash them afterwards or just not worry about the paint build up? I am always cleaning mine, but maybe I should stop worrying about that?

jgr said...

Super-cool as always!

Kelly Warren said...

i am so loving all these backgrounds, Martha. i'd love to come over one day and watch and learn!

DJ said...

Wow ~ So many delectable patterns, and your calligraphy is so professionally executed, Martha!
Did I say, Wow!?

Dawn said...

Love them all!!!!

Claire M said...

Beautiful combinations!

Debbie said...

your backgrounds are always so unique and fun to see! these are especially pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Simply lucious combos of color and pattern!!!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Always a delight to drop by for a visit!

Bren said...

your work is just stunning, love it all

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh Martha saves the day! you did wonderful by these! no worries....your work is as splediderfic as ever!!!

and thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to come by and pay me a visit!

i appreciate your comments!

enjoy your monday!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Sherry said...

okay, what's copic spray? I need to investigate copics a lot more.

love the backgrounds = as usual

Renee Troy said...

I never think to divide to conquer...so thanks for the inspiration once again. You are one of the most creative artists I know and I can always count on visiting to push thru the humdrum...thanks!

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