As I blogged before, I recently took an ecourse from Tracy Verdugo. During the course, Tracy took us through a painting for six weeks. In addition to the painting we did, each week, there were other projects and creative ideas given to us.
The ecourse was for mixed media artists. I took this course because Painter, the app I use to paint with digitally, is actually a treasure trove of mixed media. I wanted and needed some fresh ideas. I had spent the previous two years just figuring out how to get paint on canvas in Painter. I wanted to start exploring all the other media that is in Painter.
One week during the course, Tracy had people take some material similar to the trays meat comes in at the store. Then people made a kind of stamp out of these by pressing down with a dry pen. Everyone was making fantastic stamped art.
That left me kind of out in left field. What to do? Everyone was making these great stamped art pieces. So I put on my thinking cap. This is the creative nudge I had wanted, I just needed to figure out how to do the process in digital. I decided to make stamps in Painter.