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« on: October 16, 2007 06:29:18 AM »

Mixed media collage on 8x8 canvas board.  I feel like it's missing something, but I always feel that way so I probably won't add anything.  Sorry the pictures are a bit dark/fuzzy.  I tried to scan it too but that was worse.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 09:35:18 AM »

This is beautiful. What were the media you mixed??
And do you ever have trouble with canvas board buckling?
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007 09:59:10 AM »

This is beautiful. What were the media you mixed??
And do you ever have trouble with canvas board buckling?
Just realized that I used my daughter's account to post that...but  I'm sure she'd agree Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 10:30:03 AM »

Thanks!  I have had a bit of buckling- more just the edges kind of turning in a bit, but I think some time under a book would take care of it.  I think I prefer regular canvas, but I had these hanging around for some reason and thought I should use them.

I used torn paper for the background with ink and some paint on some of the white parts and for distressing the paper.  The moon is painted with acrylic that I laid a paper towel over to take some of the paint off.  Then I used a glitter glaze to make is sparkly.  Th owl/branch is acrylic paint and some ink dabbed here and there.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 12:45:13 PM »

Wow! A lot of technique used for a very ethereal looking piece.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007 05:55:55 PM »

i love owls.  i think he'd stand out more if you maybe cut out some bright yellow eyes from somewhere, or used like gold paper/gold ink for the eyes, something like that.
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