Tuesday, June 05, 2007
I thought I'd put this up as I'm really enjoy doing these 6"x6" mixed media works. I created this piece for a Mystery Muse gift. My MM for May should have rec'd this whilst she was away at Art Camp. I, unfortunately couldn't go, as I had purchased a ticket to see Pink! in concert on the very same weekend - arghhh! I'll make sure I keep the June long weekend free for next year.
I started my chip board piece off with gesso, once dry (thanks to the heat gun - I'm too impatient to way for nature to dry it!) I paint over the gesso with slap dash strokes of a chosen acrylic paint. I then press a dress pattern piece into the wet acrylic (I got this technique from ClothPaperScissors Mar/Apr 07 issue - Art to Art interview with Lizzie McDonald), and cover with a light sponging of another acrylic colour. Dabb some of the colour off with a damp cloth and paint over the piece with Matt Gel Medium. I then use things like collage pictures, words,zapp cloth/fibres, stamps and embossing powders to finish the piece.