black lava & white flakes

a few weeks ago on a creative edventures webcast with a black & white theme, i shared an idea for working with two liquitex texture gel mediums - black lava and white opaque flakes.

i painted the mediums with a wide, stiff brush on to 4" squares of gessoed cardboard to show how each medium looks on a black surface (right) vs a white surface (left). both squares have the white opaque flakes on the bottom, and black lava on top.

my samples became covers for an atc wallet with accordion-folded pockets made from lutradur. click the pics to zoom in. I made an adjustable flat black ribbon with a buckle to wrap around it to keep it closed.

click here for the instructions for making the pockets.