April 6, 2016:
Muriel Lanciault, who has numerous awards for her paintings, demonstrated a fun way to create beautiful note cards with some watercolors, spray bottles, watercolor paper, and plastic wrap.
Muriel puts the last bit of paint from her tubes into spray bottles, adds water and shakes them until the paint is dissolved. Using multiple colors, spray the colors on the paper until all areas are covered. Lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the wet paint and scrunch it up on the surface leaving it stuck against the paper until everything is completely dry. When you pull the wrap off, it looks like cracked glass in beautiful colors.
As with any new process you try, there are techniques you will need to refine to get the look you want. You can frame the piece for an abstract painting, or cut it to fit note cards attaching them to the fronts leaving a border.
Muriel made it look like fun and easy to try. Her presentation emphasized the fun part. If you’re looking for something to loosen you up, this might do the trick.
Thank you, Muriel, for your clear directions and inspiration!