From the sound of the posts by participants, last month's challenge was fun and it got you thinking about what words and colors mean to you. I loved some of the selections and found myself wondering what color I would assign to your words. Great job everyone - thanks for playing and sharing your observations!
While our paints and brushes are hopefully still within reach we are going to do more mixing - this time on both the surface and an applied pattern. You can use a stamp or stencil - go for a large, bold pattern for best results. You just a need two or more colors of paint, brushes, and your stamp. Begin by painting your surface using the two colors - leave areas of full saturation and then blend in the rest. Using the same two colors, brush onto your stamp and drop it down. You should find an interesting result - where parts of the image drop out or disappear because same colors align. I love that! I always think partial is more interesting than the whole, and mixes are more interesting than solids. Try it - see what you think.
It's a pretty simple exercise. You may want to try on file cards like I did just to see how this technique fits with your style. Don't have a large stamp to use? Carve one! Or try using a stencil that you have or make. What's the point? Sometimes an overall perfect pattern is just to obvious (and boring). This is an easy trick to deviate from the predictable.