Dia de los Muertos ATC's - Day ? of 30

It all started like this:

The intention was to collage.  I used some black gesso to primer the cardboard and tore up some colorful pieces of cardstock.

Added the pieces of cardstock with Liquitex gel medium in random order.  I did the left one first and didn't like it too much.  I added the white cardstock and felt much better about the entire piece.

I then took some white gesso and applied it with my fingers.  Then I added some acrylic paints.  More gesso and then more paints.  I finally liked how it looked and glued the individual pieces.

I guess in the end I didn't really like the collage of colors in the background and decided a more solid monochromatic color would be more suitable.  I knew my pieces were going to be colorful and didn't want it to compete.

This is what I've done so far.  I think I see glitter and sparkles.  Perhaps some words...we'll see.  I'm going to get to work on them tonight.  They are for a swap I'm in over at Swap-Bot. I used my generic wax color pencils and Prismacolor Verithin.  But the generic ones looked so bright and vibrant I didn't need to use anything else.

I have no idea what day of art this is, I've been working on multiple things and trying to blog about it all. There are a few things I will cover this month about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Until then, blessings.

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