I'm a huge fan of smooshing because I do so many demos in workshops, and in the fray, it's not always easy to determine how much paint will be required.
Any time I have paint remaining on my altered book page or palette paper, I spritz it with water, drop a board or canvas on it, and smoosh. Sometimes it's just a single colour,
or smoosh it in a circle before I lift it.
I love the unexpected surprises that appear,
These smooshes (OK, apparently I invented the term, since I couldn't find it in any reference 'book') can make a wonderful start to a painting.
|Worship 2012 4.5 x 6.5" Mixed media © Win Dinn|
Between using cheesecloth, dryer sheets and smooshes, I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite way to use up the leftovers - they all look edible. And surely I'm not the only one out there who drools over a paint colour combo?