Okay, ignore the pencil, I changed directions.......LOL! The page was gesso'd first, that's why the pencil wouldn't erase :( Being rather brave, or foolish (?) I just squished the paint right onto the page...................................
Using just a pallet knife I scraped the paint across the page. You can see the paint set in the background, they are an inexpensive set, 'cause they belong to the GDs........grin!
After adding a few more colors and scraping, I dried it with a heat gun, then scraped Collage Pauge over it all with an old credit card. This is what seals the paint, and allows you to use other water based materials over the top and not blend them. Collage Pauge is just a cheaper version of Modge Pauge, but works just as well.
I really didn't want to paint a whole boat.......so I didn't! I did paint the front of the boat before painting the heart, then went back in and did a little shadowing, then sealed it again!
The scraping of the Collage Pauge over the pallet scrapes leaves a nice texture to the page. I left it to dry OVER NIGHT so the gel pens would be opaque.Easy, peasy, quick and easy!!! OK! So I still need a lot of practice.......LOL!
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Some Interesting facts about Vincent Van Gogh:
Vincent had an older brother who died at birth. His name was also Vincent van Gogh.
Van Gogh was close friends with Paul Gauguin, another famous artist.
Van Gogh suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy as well as other mental and physical conditions.
Vincent shot himself in a wheatfield in Auvers, France but did not die until 2 days later at the age of 37.
Vincent’s brother Theo died six months after Vincent and is buried next to him in Auvers, France.
Vincent’s brother’s wife collected Vincent’s paintings and letters after his death and dedicated herself to getting his work the recognition it deserved.
In a short period of ten years Van Gogh made approximately 900 paintings.
Vincent only sold one painting during his lifetime and only became famous after his death.
Vincent van Gogh did not cut off his ear. He only cut off a small portion of his ear lobe.
Van Gogh created his most famous work The Starry Night while staying in an asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France.
Vincent’s earliest career aspiration was to be a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church like his father.
Van Gogh wrote over 800 letters in his lifetime. The majority of them written to his brother and closest friend Theo.I found these here: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/misc/fun_facts.html