Saturday 1 February 2020

Another red photo block

Two photos on this block again, Ken and me on opposite sides.

Process steps
Paint the whole block with desired colour - I mixed pyrrole red with burnt umber.
Mix a new colour and lightly brayer randomly over four squares. I mixed pyrrole red, hansa yellow medium with titan buff and a tiny amount of burnt umber. I left two opposite sides blank to take the photos.
Create another new colour and use a piece of card to dab into the paint and then onto the squares - this creates another random distressed layer. I added some black and white to what was left on my palate.
Randomly stamp some text with a lighter mixed colour - I added more burnt umber and titan buff to what was left on my palette.
Stamp a little texture with black archival.
Dab some neat pyrrole red over very lightly using the piece of card again.
Adhere the photos to the two blank squares and leave them to fully dry.
When dry sand the edges back to the wood, blend brown distress ink over and seal with a coat of soft touch varnish.