|Blending into the Circus 6x6 Gelli Print Monotype with watercolor & colored pencil|
The last time I posted about using gelli monotypes as a background for mixed media, I had an idea in mind when I started the portrait. This time, I let the patterns and shapes in the print suggest the subject, and the monotype turned into a cautious girl, at a circus near a pot of red flowers. Random, I know, but it was fun. The process shots begin below, and the art is listed in my Etsy shop here. If you're unfamiliar with gelli printing (no press!), see the video by the makers of the little plate I used below too. Happy art-making!
|Adding the last layers of colored pencil|
|Finished with the figure, and penciling in the shape of circus tents|
|Looking for suggestions in the monotype, I found a little face|
|The gelli print I started with|