At Journal 52, for week 40 we are to experiment. Chelle used distress inks, water, and alcohol. I have water and alcohol, but no distress inks, so I decided to experiment with my pastels. I am late getting the prompt this week because I took my friend Sally to the hospital today at 4:30 am. She is having major surgery on her shoulder. I swear, by the time she gets finished, she'll could pass for the new Bionic Woman.
With that in mind, I started with the back of last week's entry. You can see some of the green paint leaked to this side. I had to figure out a way to not let the paint overshadow this week's work.
And what better way than to spray some of my handmade shimmering mists on the page. I tried blotting the mists, but ended up removing most of it. So I played the waiting game, not something I am good at, especially after sitting in waiting rooms, spending time in pre-op, and waiting for someone to finally take Sally to surgery, nearly three hours after her scheduled 7:00 am operation time. I had no idea how the NuPastels would interact with the mists, but I feared they would not mix well with wet media.
Luckily, this week was all about experimenting, so that's what I did. I found an image and decided to use it. BUT, to add insult to injury, my scanner didn't work, so
I decided to take photos of the completed piece. One arm (I have NO idea what they're doing with it), two new knees,
and removal of one big toe,
added up to the Bionic Experiment.
I made a point of showing the week number on the bag. Of course, I forgot she had also had nasal surgery, so when I FINALLY got my scanner to work (after rebooting and various other steps),
I added her "nose job," too. Personally, I think this makes the woman look like a monkey.
Bleubeard and I appreciate you stopping by because I'm not on Facebook or Flickr. That means this is the only place you will see the Bionic Experiment. BTW, I still need practice with these pastels, but overall, I'm happy with the outcome.
And I am grateful for your continued support and visits. I'm working on Part 2 of the Cosmosphere, and it is harder than Part 1, because I took good notes in some areas, and