Thursday, June 24, 2010

CoLlAgE pAiNtInG - LiNeAr DuO

I saw a collage technique in the latest Cloth Paper Scissors magazine that I just had to try. I took an 8x8 canvas and covered it in gesso in random brush strokes to leave a texture. After that dried I used a clear gel medium to apply a torn strip of decorative paper midway on the canvas. I then took a vintage tissue pattern, crumbled it and applied it to the canvas over the torn paper, again using gel medium. After it dried I repeated this process. I then applied the circles cut from decorative scrapbook papers and covered the entire canvas once again with gel medium. I allowed this to dry overnight.

Next I randomly dry brushed coordinating paints onto the canvas allowing the under layer to show through. I stamped a few colors using shelf liner for texture and dripped paint from a wet brush for the splatters. Then using a thin liner brush I outlined the circles with black paint and painted the stems and leaves. After drying, I used black and white Prisma colored pencils to loosely circle around the flowers. And this is the finished painting. The whole process really didn't take much time at all and I feel confident that I could do quite a few of these in different sizes and colors. I am quite happy with the outcome. Titled - Linear Duo

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