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I’ve zines. I especially like to look at found that no matter what I’m outsider art and the outsider art doing, the next step will appear— magazine Raw Vision. Usually just as long as I’m paying attention. Watercolors were my first love, and by far my favorites are Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons and LuminArte’s Twinkling H2Os. You can paint with these on anything as long as you put a layer of matte gel medium down first. They’re highly pigmented, easy to work with, affordable—and they come in lots of colors.

Allow to dry paint or other things, I’ll rub the completely. image transfer off in the process Sometimes when you’ve I like to apply a coat of polymer medium over my transfers if there’s no protective coat. If you apply a thick layer, you can scratch designs into it. indd Sec1:43 1/13/11 3:02:59 PM S i g n at u r e A rt i s t Jessica Swift M y style has evolved a lot message than it used to, which I find inspiration every- over the past six years or I think is directly related to my where—people in interesting so.

Surprise to me. I think you can make the right My work has become more personal and evokes more of a A couple of years ago, my work also unexpectedly took a figurative direction; all of my previous work was based in nature and travel in cities. This was a big surprise to me. indd 44 1/13/11 3:03:43 PM Birds of a Feather Jessica Swift Acrylic, India ink and block printing on fiberboard 10" x 8" (25cm x 20cm) conditions for inspiration to come in instead of waiting for it. The main thing that never fails to get my creativity flowing is going outside to take a walk.

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