Circle as the the shape is known from the very beginning of the history. But in later ages that simple round shape became the center of invention, just think about the wheel or about the gears. Must a circle be always equal from every side or is an ellipse also a circle? Well I’ve never been a genius at geometry, but the round shape moved my fantasy.
My circles, may be my too many circles. I was beginning with a simple paper collage of some gelli prints, I have a whole stash in a drawer and I love using them. I call it my own paper stash. So as it was printed on tissue paper, I didn’t only collage them, but I wrinkled them as well.
These were my beginning circles. If you follow me you already know that one layer is never enough by me. So first I played around with the stencil of n*studio and archival ink, than I used her stamps and added some more circles (dots are also circles) with silver and prussian blue acrylics. Finally the too dark black parts I covered with liquid gesso.
While it was drying I was stamping on an another paper with mixed media stamps and gold acrylics, nice webbed circles.
Yoohoo, so many circles, gears, wheels and dots, let’s melt everything together. So I was cutting, collaging, rendering and adding some metal embellishments (self-rusted washers).
And finally on that black line dark area I decided to add my “circles” word with red archival ink and tadaah:
I am sharing my spread with Art Journal journey‘s monthly challenge: circles.