This year once again i ended up using a new technique to make cards. Last year I did everything with spray can and stenciling. This year I used spattering. You know how when you clean a paintbrush you shake it and swing it to get the last bit of water out? Thats spattering. Like jackson Pollock at high speed. I started out thinking I'd do total abstraction. Something that maybe looks like fireworks. I ended up with trees in the woods.
This first picture shows this super saturated wet full sheet of watercolor paper covered with yellow and then blotted back out with a paper towel. I then spattered it with a deluded red. Then with a deluded blue fluid acrylic
I let the paper dry and folded and tore it into 5 by 7 size pieces. You get 16 from a full size sheet of paper.
At this point I layered them up like shingles one on top of the other spattering the exposed part of each one with blue. Then I move them around and hit them with red. Then yellow.
A Landscape like thing was developing. I made a thicker consistency color using all three primaries I had been using to make a more opaque brownish red burnt sienna color. Spattering this thicker, more opaque paint on the dry paper brought the texture to the forground. I started to think "This sort of looks like the texture of trees. Maybe on the shadow side." I totally expected to stop there thinking this looks pretty abstract but kinda like landscapes. At this point no brush had touched the paper.