Wow, how beautiful! And what a cool technique. This is gorgeous. Love all the different layers.
Wow! These are amazing! Your art is always so
detailed and beautiful.
Love this! A beautiful piece of art!
Wow, these are gorgeous!<img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/thumbup2.gif'>
Very cool! I like the layered look and the flower stencil. Thanks for sharing your technique and information source. This looks like quite a project! No wonder you were busy during hangover week!
Liking your altered projects and it is really good of you to share the how to's as well.
Project - Jane Austen ATC's, Feb. 2009 Swap
posted 03/25/09 at 01:34 PM
This was something totally new for me, and I loved doing it.
For these ATC's, I followed the directions in Jacqueline Sullivan's article “Magic Modeling Paste”. You can find a free download to the article with gorgeous examples on her website. (I tried to link it for you, but for some reason the links didn't work. You can just google her name.) She also has a DVD–Acrylics: Textures, Layers and Metallics.
I really did follow the directions exactly as they were described in the caption beneath the picture of the art piece featuring the Asian woman on page 42. The only thing I didn't do was apply gold foil.
I used 140-lb. cold press watercolor paper, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Golden's Light Molding Paste, and Golden's Gloss Polymer Medium.
I painted the entire piece with Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold. It's suppose to give warmth to the subsequent colors. Then I used gloss polymer medium to attach the internet image. Although I don't usually use gloss medium, I followed directions. It's clearer than the matte medium. Then I applied a small amount of the light molding paste with a plastic palette knife. I let the paste cover a part of the image; I tried to keep it fairly close to the area surrounding the image so there would be some space without paste–not easy with an ATC-sized piece. While the paste was still wet, I used part of a thin plastic stencil by Delta from Joann's to stencil on the flowers. Again I used the plastic palette knife to apply paste through the stencil and scrape it back off the stencil. I pulled up the stencil which left a bit of texture to the background paste. Note: When using a part of a larger stencil and you plan to reuse the same portion, mark it with a pen. I spent about a half hour trying to relocate the part I wanted to use. No kidding.
When the paste was dry, I painted with the other colors: Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Raw Umber, Jenkins Green, and Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold. When the paint was dry, I applied a layer of gloss polymer medium.
Note: I looked for the source of the image, but I couldn't find it. I know I wrote it down somewhere. It's a picture of the cover of a Dover Thrift Edition. TFL. Daria
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