I have been around long enough for you all to know that I am crazy about texture, I find any technique that creates 'lumps' and 'bumps' or relates a tactile quality then you will find me looking at the screen salivating profusely over the keyboard; I literally drool......
So naturally I am always experimenting to obtain the said effect; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
The days when I decide to be creative with mixed media, I place myself in the Garage where I have set up a work bench, as like all people who believe they are Artists it can get real messy once the brush finds the paint, or in my case the hands.
Common sense would tell me to where gloves!
So here I am after another session in the Garage altering this Book cover, 'Cover' being the apropos word, it did get a little chaotic and messy, but we are all cleaned up again... well the work bench is tidy, not so my hands they will take a little longer.
Tissue Paper Technique for my substrate.
Let me take you through the process on how I obtained the texture.
First cover with a thin layer of Gesso.
Begin by applying the Tissue in workable pieces onto the dried gesso with Mod Podge.
Start in the centre and work out.
Once it is covered let it dry.
Apply White Acrylic Paint
Make sure you get into all the crevices and folds.
Let this dry.
Start the first layer adding more texture; plastic netting and Paint.
More Paints and Metallics.
Applying the treasure Gold with my fingers!
Glazing liquid applied to seal.
Preparing the frame- Gesso
Butterfly coloured with Alcohol Inks.
Placed this on a Prima Label.
Last view close up.
Remember you can click on any pic for a closer view.
If you are still with me you have to agree that the tissue paper makes wonderful texture.
Also if this inspires you then why not join in this months Challenge at The Mirror Crack'd.
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Have a great day,