I have wanted, as many of you know, to work in my sketchbooks more but I have absolutely no patience - how do I learn patience? For example the Clematis (Montana) in my garden has been stunning for a while now - I have taken loads of photos and decided that I wanted to do something artistic in my sketchbooks - I painted some pages green (in two books) and today I made a stamp by drawing around a print of one of my photos. However !!!!! when I printed the stamp I realised that the page is not a dark enough green - so I have repainted the pages - NOW I have to wait - Don't tell me to dry the pages with a hair dryer because I am using plastic wrap to create texture on the page. So I will have to wait until either later or tomorrow - will I still want to do the idea then?? (I know my Montana is pale pink and I used white paint - I will try again with pinkish paint when the darker green is dry).
So whilst waiting for paint to dry :-) I have tried out some 'texture' stamps I made a few weeks ago - you see I have been reading about people using texture stamps and stencils in their sketchbooks and at present I can't a) afford and b) find, nice texture stamps so I made some of my own. Here are the test pages -
Some worked really well.
Whilst still waiting for paint to dry I may look for other stuff to make more texture stamps - these are fun!!